Line Drawing- The Power of Suggestion

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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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  : )

25 of 28 students recommendSee All

Great class, really enjoyed it! Many times artists (pro and beginner) can sometimes get caught up in detail. Its good to sometimes practice capturing as much you can in as few details possible. Good exercise to do now and again.
Abraham Mast

Freelance Animator

Excellent Video Chris lot's of fantastic tips.A big BRAVO!
Sharon Lemay

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helpful thx
Cheryl Oed

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Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

I have been creating ever since I can remember. It just brings me joy to capture the beauty I see in the world, and translate it into something I've made with my own two hands.  I have always had my hands busy working on some form of art.  

When I was old enough start a career, suddenly, I was "too busy" to create.  I made lots of excuses, but really I think I just didn't make it a priority.  Then, later on, I was in management and buying for the fashion industry for over 10 years.  I fell in love with the artistry and design I was surrounded by, thoroughly enjoying my working trips to Italy.  I believe that being immersed in a creative industry rekindled my thirst to get my hands dirty.  So I found myself, once again, carving out a studio space where I could, and making good use of it.

Recently, I was a featured artist at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas for one year where I was invited to create an art jewelry pop up store to display my unique style as cdesign jewelry.  It was a great adventure and I loved every minute of it.  

So I have expanded my scope into art, illustration, sharing business tips I have learned along the way, and other special projects.  I call it OctopusConnection.com, a place to show my art, design, business ideas, blog and, of course, Skillshare.  I hope you will check it out and connect with me.  I have lots of ideas and can't wait to share them with you. 

I believe there is an artist in just about everyone. We are all inspired in different ways, but if you're aching to create, then you are probably an artist at heart and don't know it.  Many think that if they cannot produce work that is understood by others that it just doesn't qualify as art.

I think differently! I believe there are as many expressions as there are people on the planet.  Many celebrated artists from the past were never recognized for their amazing talent during their lives including Picasso, the Impressionists and many, many others. Thank goodness these amazing people kept on creating anyway and have inspired us all.  Maybe there's a great artist inside of you, just waiting to get out. Many have been pleasantly surprised when they dared to look beneath the surface and see their work from another angle.

Join me in a series of adventures as I walk you through different "art forms."  I have never limited myself to a sketch pad or a canvas when creating, as I have enjoyed photography, sculpting, designing fashion, crocheting, embroidering and many others.

It's my pleasure to take you inside my studio to share my process with you. My hope is that you will as much fun as I do! 

Please check out my website and Twitter (links above).  You can also find me on Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr as @cdesignjewelry & on Instagram [email protected]