Black on white lines

The first thing I show in my workshops is the basic black line, the easiest, fastest way to get to draw. At first it can seem very restrictive not to have access to colour and shading, but the more lines are explored, the more richer they appear.

I have a lot of little notebooks, some with a theme, some finished, some waiting to be finished. I started this one as an exploration on black lines, with a Sharpie marker on stone paper. This paper is very smooth and slightly transparent giving the opportunity to rework the drawing on the other side, a nice surprise.

La première chose que je montre dans mes atelirs c’est la ligne noire, la chose la plus facile, rapide pour commencer à dessiner. A première vue ne pas avoir de couleurs ou de tonalités peut paraitre très restrictif mais plus on explore les lignes plus elles apparaissent riches.

J’ai beaucoup de petits carnets, certains avec un thème, certains finis, certains attendant d’être finis. J’ai commencé celui-ci comme une exploration de la ligne noire, avec un feutre Sharpie sur du papier de roche. Ce papier est très lisse et légèrement transparent ce qui permet de retravailler le dessin sur l’envers, une belle surprise.

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10 thoughts on “Black on white lines

  1. very cool – especially like the chairs (but that’s just me and chairs😉 ) I love the way you take what I would consider a negative (the see through paper) and make it into something so positive.

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