One Line Drawings, by Cory Casella

Each one line drawing has a clear beginning and end point within the drawing. The abstract drawings of the floating “lines” are connected, with no beginning or end.

I do mostly figurative drawings with one line and sometimes do abstract drawings OF a line, floating in space. For the one line drawings, I do pick up the pen and take breaks, but I pick back up where I leave off.

 

Abstract drawing of a line. Stipple shading.

Abstract drawing of a line. Stipple shading.

Snail drawn with one line, the start and end points are highlighted.

Snail drawn with one line, the start and end points are highlighted.

A black drum drawn with one line. the start and end points are called out in the photo.

A black drum drawn with one line. the start and end points are called out in the photo.

Line begins in the eye and ends in the middle leg, closest to the body.

Line begins in the eye and ends in the middle leg, closest to the body.

The line's beginning and ending are highlighted.

The line’s beginning and ending are highlighted.