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Minimalistic boho-style line art

Minimalistic boho-style line art
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Minimalistic drawings are currently conquering interiors all over the world, giving them a timeless elegance.
“One line art” is the name of this drawing technique that only uses one flowing line. Here we explain how it works and give you three great ideas for inspiration for your own line art.

Claudia

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Step-by-step instructions

Face line art

Print out the motif template. Use a soft pencil (Mars Lumograph, 5B) to evenly shade the back of the template motif.

Download template

Precisely place the template (with the front facing up) on the drafting paper. Then trace round the motif using a sharp pencil (Noris, HB). This transfers the motif to the paper. Before removing the template, lift the bottom corners and check that all the lines have been transferred.

Tip: Before drawing the image on sketching paper, use lines, waves and doodles to loosen up your wrist and get familiar with the pigment liner.

Using the black pigment liner, now slowly trace the lines of the upper leaf with the line width of your choice.

The shape of the pen tip allows for dynamic strokes of varying thicknesses that fit well with the motif. Work from left to right and from top to bottom.

Now trace the lower leaves. To finish, carefully erase all the pencil lines.

Material overview

Flower line art

Print out the motif template. Cut the motif to a size of 20.8 x 20.8 cm. Use a soft pencil (Mars Lumograph, 5B) to evenly shade the back of the template motif.

Download template

Now precisely place the template (with the front facing up) on the drafting paper. Then trace round the motif using a sharp hard pencil (Noris, HB).

This transfers it to the paper. Before removing the template, lift the bottom corners and check that all the lines have been transferred.

Start drawing with marker and the middle flower bud. Start at the beginning of the leaf line and trace the line upwards. If you have to stop, it is best to stop at corners or when lines overlap.

Trace the other flowers in the same way. To finish, carefully erase all the pencil lines.

Material overview

Monstera leaves line art

Print out the motif template. Use a soft pencil (Mars Lumograph, 5B) to evenly shade the back of the template motif.

Download template

Precisely place the template (with the front facing up) on the drafting paper. Then trace round the motif using a sharp pencil (Noris, HB). This transfers the motif to the paper. Before removing the template, lift the bottom corners and check that all the lines have been transferred.

Tip: Before drawing the image on sketching paper, use lines, waves and doodles to loosen up your wrist and get familiar with the pigment liner.

Start by drawing the plant. Slowly trace the lines, leaf by leaf. You can take breaks at the corners or where the lines overlap.

To finish, carefully erase all the pencil lines.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
pigment liner 308 Fineliner - STAEDTLER box containing 8 pigment liner black in assorted line widths (0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 1.2, 0.3-2.0) 308 SB8 1
Mars® Lumograph® 100 Drawing pencil - Single product 5B 100-5B 1
STAEDTLER® 512 Double-hole tub sharpener - Single product STAEDTLER design, for standard-sized blacklead pencils and for jumbo blacklead and coloured pencils 512 001 1
Noris® 965 Hobby scissors - Blistercard containing scissors with 17 cm blade 965 17 NBK 1

Additionally required:

Copy of template, A4 paper (min. 100 g/m2), 20.8 x 20.8 cm paper (min. 100 g/m2)

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