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Personalized Line Art Gifts

If you've been thinking about what to give for Christmas this year or your next birthday is just around the corner, try beautiful line art pictures this time. These simple-looking works of art only reveal their true characteristics in the picture on closer inspection. Because each of them is individually designed and a wonderful personalized (Christmas) gift for a friend. Give away joy with very unique works of art. Whether framed or as a small addition to a picture wall, line art always fits in perfectly and becomes an eye-catcher at second glance.

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What is line art?

A wonderful gift idea and suitable for every taste and furnishing style. Line art not only enchants with its simple beauty, but also with its surprising diversity. In a wide spectrum from portraits to landscapes, the motifs are reduced to their essential characteristics and given a new design.

What is special about this type of art is that the finished picture consists only of simple lines. With "One Line Art" the drawn object is even drawn from just a single, continuous line. Colors are not used throughout the process, usually also the filling of the forms. However, this is not a must. The picture convinces with its simple beauty and its timeless style. Although the drawing is only black and white, it still appears as an art object with moving depth and powerful expression. This makes it the ideal personalized gift for your loved ones.

Who invented line art?

Lineart per sé was not invented by anyone. Every artist who paints on a canvas or paper has to make a sketch. This sketch itself is already a line art image; just not finished. In order to be considered as such, the sketches are improved and drawn in more detail over a long period of time and are not used as a template for a later painting. The sketching with charcoal, ink or graphite develops into the final work of art. Of course, they also painted with a brush. In doing so, the artist completely omits further colors, only one is used.

From about 1500 AD, it is more common to see surviving images that used only lines to create art. In the end, it is more of a challenge to dispense with color and filling elements entirely, in order to use bare lines to raise shapes, shades and levels from the underground and to draw objects, faces or entire landscapes.

Which paper is best?

One of the most popular materials for drawing line art is still ink. Since India ink is generally very liquid and smudges quickly, it is advisable to use special paper from the art trade. Such paper is also the best choice for those who want to paint line art with paint and brush. It should be of thick gauge, smooth surface, and absorbent to absorb the aqueous paint without wiping. Paper on which the lines bleed, i.e. fray uncleanly, is completely unsuitable for ink or paint.

Line art, in which dry materials are used instead, such as charcoal pencils or graphite, does not require that much attention to the quality of the paper. Of course, for a meaningful work of art, a thicker paper is prettier to look at. However, if it's just small sketches, a thin sheet of paper will suffice.

Everyone has countless pictures on their smartphone without really paying attention to them. However, the most beautiful snapshots can be turned into a portrait in order to hang it up as a framed picture, on canvas or as a poster and to complement your own picture wall. Or you can make your loved ones happy with it as a personal Christmas present for grandma and grandpa.