Line Drawing- The Power of Suggestion

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
7 Videos (30m)
    • Intro Line Drawing

      0:54
    • Tools, Materials & Subject Matter

      1:21
    • Line Drawing with Charcoal

      4:39
    • Line Drawing with Acrylic Paint

      3:47
    • Line Drawing with a Sharpie

      8:18
    • Bonus Video: My Line Elimination Process Explained

      10:06
    • Outro Line drawing

      0:42

About This Class

There is something so beautiful about simple line drawings.  It's like going back to basics.  For me, it's quite therapeutic to create something so clean and so bold.  That's why I love a black on white palette; it is refreshing.  In this class, I'm going to share with you, my process for very minimalistic line drawings starting with the sketching process all the way to the finished product.  

Fun fact:  Did you know that if part of an object is obscured, your brain will complete the shape, line or form, making it as if you can see the entire object?  We'll consider the details of our subject, but leave as much as possible to the imagination, letting the brain complete the picture.  I have demonstrations in three different mediums so you can find just the right one for you... or do all three of them!  

I look forward to share my work with you and I can't wait to see your projects!

Chris  : )

38 of 41 students recommendSee All

Good basic techniques to improve drawing skills. Helps you to understand important lines without complication.
Hi Chris, I think this project is developing sketching skills and ability not to be scared if your lines are not exactly at the right place. I reckon this an easy start for any drawers.
Jarmo Tikka

Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

This is my next new hobby! I have a particular preference for the paint brush & sharpie line drawing. I love how you showed many methods! My partner and I will be going out the supplies next week and starting our class projects! PS, I love the bonus line elimination video! Great job Chris! xo
Jésabel DC

Traveller & Entrepreneur

469

Students

12

Projects

Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

 

I'm Chris V., the creative behind OctopusConnection.com, the online wonderland, where I've brought together all my illustration, blog posts and other fun projects.  Watercolor and illustration has been a life long passion for me, and I'm so excited to be sharing my knowledge, tips and tricks with you in my classes.

 

I'm happy to invite you into my studio and share with you all of the little things I've learned along my creative ...

See full profile