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!