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One Line Art ♥


One line art! One line drawn continuously on paper -

 completely without stopping.

For me, this is one line art.






Sounds simple. But a line in a single stroke is much more than that. It is forward, backward, straight, curved, crooked, light, dark. Everything is there – not just a simple line.

A continuous line is essential for me. Only this way can I create the right flow of the line. It is only by looking at it that fascination arises – along with the urgent need to visually understand the beginning and end of the line.


In the beginning, One Line Art should only teach the art of drawing. Especially for beginners, the art form of a simple, continuous line was and is an easy exercise to create shapes on paper.


One Line Art is now an art form in its own right, and it is finding more and more fans. One Line Art is wonderfully simple and unpretentious. Therefore, this art form is a huge gift for anyone who works with creativity and design on paper.


The reduced brushstroke separates the superfluous from the essential. Relaxation in its purest form: One Line Art simply does not require any further addition. As soon as the piece has made its statement, it is completed without any further action needed. This very simple attitude sets me free.

As a minimalist, I live very happily by leaving out everything that is   non-essential. I only choose what I really need. In my artwork, One Line Art is therefore a logical consequence that naturally results from my way of life. 


Art and rules, is that possible? Isn't art one of the few islands without any rules? Yes, that is how I see art. And it is exactly what my point of view on this question: Art can do everything, why not also set its own rules?! 

Right from the beginning of my art, I have allowed myself not to follow any general rules. On the contrary: I quite simply formulate my own rules and happily follow my vision of the purpose of my art.


The real requirement is to leave the pen on the paper until you are done with your shape. Basically, a sheet of paper and a pen are all you need to get started. The rest is freestyle. And courage!

You absolutely need courage. As soon as you put your pencil to paper, boldly let go and live with the idea of ‘reducing’ your pure white, beautiful sheet to scratch paper within a few seconds if you don't like your line.

One Line Art lives mainly from courage. In contrast to the constant revision while painting on a canvas, One Line Art only lives in the singular, concentrated moment in which it is made. That is what makes it so special.




My tips for you!

If you want to try One Line Art, these rules will be helpful for you ☺ 


# All in one go

Put the pencil to the paper and guide it until your picture is finished. No matter how thick or thin your line is while drawing; no matter how absurd the drawing may look; no matter how much it corresponds to your imagination, the following applies: The line remains uninterrupted.


# Courage to draw a swift line

Start and move into your line with real impetus. The more daring you are, the more dynamism and momentum can be seen in your line. The single-stroke line makes your work especially self-confident. This strength is visible in the later contemplation of your line.


# Find your own style

Over time, you will find your own style. You recognize your own patterns of how you like to represent recurring shapes, such as a hand or a face. Your very own One Line Art will emerge.


# Leave your eraser in the drawer  

My absolute golden rule. Anything goes. Let go of perfection and control. On the contrary: Let yourself be in the moment of the stroke. You do not have to do anything. Every moment emerges on paper as it comes. It's like a little school of life: nothing is ever perfect and never can be. Only imperfection is beauty. Because it does not pretend to be perfect. Because it is lovable the way it is.