We are in the middle of celebrating 10 years of online classes! I received a question in our 10-Year Anniversary Class asking whether I ever took one-liner drawings “further” or if I just considered them as exercises.
They can be both!
- An exercise to get your hand moving and to get your subconscious in the driver’s seat.
- An idea-generator and/or the beginning of a final piece of art.
Here is a short tutorial of how I might take a one-liner further:
a. Find a reference to draw (or just draw from imagination):
b. Do several pages of small one-line drawings:
c. Pick a design you like and re-draw on a bigger piece of paper using a black Sharpie pen (size here: about 6″x8″):
d. Now “thicken” some of the lines as shown below and color in. Round edges!
e. Add a first light layer of color with Copic markers:
f. Add a second layer of color with markers and colored pencils:
g. Last step: add details and dots with a white paint pen and a pencil.
I look forward to seeing your One Liners taken further! You can share at the Carla Sonheim Presents – Share Your Work! Facebook page!
And if you’re not sure how to do a One Liner, I have a Drawing Blast mini class with a video demonstration! Sign up HERE. Free!
Oh Carla, thank you for this! Brilliant!
Leslie Agnello-Dean said:
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Cindi walton said:
Thank you for all you have given us through this surreal time.
Hermineh Miller said:
Pushing the envelope is good practice.
Thanks for this exercise!