30 Paintings in 30 Days: #2

line drawing of berries

30 in 30, Day 2: “Hang in There”


berries cling tightly
drawing strength from the vine—
waiting for harvest


Day 2: Hang in There

It may seem rather early in the challenge for this kind of pep talk, but believe me, the timing is perfect. 🙂

For Leslie Saeta’s September 30-in-30 challenge, I am creating greeting cards, but each week I’ll experiment with a different medium and/or technique. This week’s focus is single line art, in which I attempt to draw a picture, based on one of my photos, without lifting the pen from the paper. First, I practice in my sketch book, then repeat the drawing on a blank card. Next, I add a splash of color with soft pastel, seal it all with fixative, and finish it off with a simple message typed on an old typewriter.

For this one I ended up doing a lot of back-tracing. Tomorrow I’ll try to keep it moving forward, as it seems that’s the whole point of the process.

About Single Line Art

I learned this technique just yesterday, while clicking on the links of others in the 30-in-30 challenge. Amy from Water Ink & Ribbon gets the credit for introducing this technique to yours truly, and she learned it from Instagram. I encourage you to check out her work as well, and I am going to hop over to IG and watch some more demos of this form.

Have a wonderful week!

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