Minimalist line art – Ideas & tutorial to do it yourself

Minimal line art -Surprise your friend with line art

Do you want to make your living room look more stylish and eye-catching?

With minimalist line art, you can achieve just that. It’s a great way to add some life to your walls without going too crazy.

With just a few simple steps, you can create your own masterpiece that will be the envy of all your friends. All you need is some paper, pencils, and imagination. Or if want to get a digital copy for yourself just check this tutorial on how it’s done. Follow our easy tutorial on how to make minimalist line art and get started today!

Line drawing ideas

Line drawing ideas are a great way to add some creative flair to your home décor. There are many subjects, see below some line art topics for your inspiration.

Woman line drawing

One popular idea is to line draw women. This can create elegant wall art that is sure to impress your guests. 

Few subjects are as classic and elegant as the female form. A line drawing of a woman’s nude body can be both sensual and elegant, capturing the perfect balance between form and function. So if you’re looking for a truly elegant piece of art, consider a line drawing of a woman’s nude form.

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Woman face line drawing

Capturing the elegance of a woman’s face with nothing more than a few simple lines is an exercise in minimalist artistry. The beauty of minimalist line art lies in its simplicity; by using only a few basic elements, the artist is able to draw the viewer’s attention to the subject’s most essential features. Whether it’s the gentle curve of a cheekbone or the sweep of an eyelash, minimalist line art brings out the best in everything it captures.

For this example I made the drawing myself, later in this article, I’ll explain how you can make your own drawing of your friend.

Landscape or cityscape line art

This type of art is as well perfect for city or landscape scenes, as it can capture the essence of the scene without being overly detailed or busy. Best of all, minimalist line art is easy to find and relatively affordable, making it a great option for anyone looking to add a touch of style to their home or office as you see in the example below.

Find this artwork on Etsy

Animal line drawing

Animal line art is a popular choice for art prints, thanks to its minimalist style and clean lines. The simplest designs can be incredibly striking, and even more complex illustrations can have a graceful quality. Whether you choose a simple or detailed design, an animal line drawing makes a great addition to any wall. Plus, there’s no need to worry about matching your decor to the print; animal line art goes with any type of home style. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece or a subtle addition to your gallery wall, an animal line drawing is a perfect choice.

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Plant line drawing

Line art is a great way to bring the outdoors in, and it makes a great addition to any home décor. Plant line drawing art prints can be found in a variety of styles, from simple and elegant to whimsical and fun. No matter what your taste, there is sure to be a line art print that will complement your home perfectly. In addition to being a beautiful decoration, line art prints can also help to promote peace and relaxation. The simple act of looking at line drawings can help to calm the mind and ease stress levels.

In this line art example, you see that it’s very nice if you combine the line drawing with colors.

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Tutorial to make your own line art

Line art can be relaxing to look at and a great idea to make your wall look nicer. It can be created by artists using pen and ink, pencil, or markers. The line art you see in magazines and on websites is usually created by graphic designers using software programs like Adobe Illustrator. You can also find line art in the form of art prints. Art prints are line drawings that have been printed onto paper or canvas. 

Many people enjoy hanging line art on their walls because it has a modern and minimalist aesthetic. If you’re interested in creating your own line art, there are a few things you’ll need to get started. 

Necessities to start your own line art

  1. First, you’ll need some sort of tool for drawing lines. This could be a pen, pencil, marker, or even a paintbrush. If you want to go digital, you need a computer and software like Adobe Illustrator.
  2. Second, you’ll need a surface to draw on. This could be paper, canvas, or even wood. If you like to draw digitally you need software and preferably as well a drawing tablet. In case you don’t have this at home, I suggest that you start with pen and paper.

Once you have these three things, you’ll need some inspiration and you’re ready to start creating your own line art masterpieces! 

How to make line art

For this example I took an image of my dear friend and colleague Sharon, to start line art from. If you don’t have a picture yourself you can look for free images on websites like Unsplash.

Watch this video of how I started, it’s a lot of trying and erasing until you get to your desired result so that you can use it as a unique wall art item. This is why using digital drawing tools is amazing, you can make as many ‘mistakes’ as you want.

Tutorial how to make line art

When done print out all those posters and send them as gifts to your friends. They will be so surprised by this abstract version of themselves!

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