One Line Art

What is One Line Art?

One Line Art is a worldwide trend in art. What exactly is One Line Art or One Line Drawing? It is the art of creating complex shapes on paper with just one continuous, flowing line. This trend is very minimalistic and all you need is a single pen and white paper. In particular, motifs like plants and faces are the focus of this art.

Whether it's wall art, pillows, notebooks or personal organizers. One Line Art looks simple, beautiful and versatile.


Did you know that Pablo Picasso was a famous representative of One Line Art?

Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor is considered the founder of one-line art. Together with fellow artist Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso designed black-and-white artwork characterized by simplified, curvy lines and contours. That was in 1950! One of the most famous works is probably the Dove of Peace, which was also created with only one continuous line. It shows impressively that only one line is enough to break everything down to the essentials. The art is simple, clear and aesthetic.

One Line Art how does it work?

Okay! You're as excited as we are and want to get started now? The most important rule first: don't try to get off!

Start with a smaller motif and repeat a few times. Try out the stroke width and, if possible, don't stop. You will notice that after a few repetitions, it will run more smoothly, and in the same way, you can progress to larger motifs step by step. By the way, art also improves your hand-eye coordination. You can also enhance your drawing with a color upgrade.

In the first step, you watercolor the background in abstract shapes or color blobs. Just as you like and then start with your line. This creates a wonderful interplay of bright colors and minimalist lines.

What do you need for One Line Art?

One Line Art is a very minimalist art, as you only need a pencil with which you can draw a solid line without any problems. As a result, the pen is the most important aspect of your One Line artwork. We can recommend our Fudenosuke Brush Pen and our MONO drawing pen. If you want to embellish your artwork with watercolor backgrounds, we recommend our ABT Dual Brush Pen. You don't want to buy the products separately and still need some help from a professional?

We have something for you!

Tombow One Line Set - One line, endless possibilities

Together with the artist @Silberholz we show you step-by-step how to create your first One Line artwork and what you should pay attention to. In the set you'll find the perfect pens to put your One Line drawings on paper and create watercolored backgrounds with our ABT Dual Brush Pens.

One Line Set

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