Artist Christophe Louis Creates His Art Using Only One Continuous Stroke
A work of art is created with either minimalism or maximalism. While many people would argue that ‘more is more’, the simplicity of minimal art can also be as eye-catching as its intricate counterpart. Minimal art has become an influential movement in modern art which is the core of the trendy one-line drawings which are drawn using a single, continuous line. Artists who are dedicated to this drawing style fondly call themselves ‘one-liners’. And we’ve seen the works of Cory Casella and Tyler Foust, now we’re bringing you another impressive one-liner from Colombes, France.
French illustrator Christophe Louis (aka Quibe) is inspiring his fellow artists around the world with his simple, soothing one-line drawings. Using only one continuous line, he creates minimalist portraits of various subjects including people, animals, and pop culture characters. In making illustrations, all one-liners strictly follow only one rule – the pen should stay in uninterrupted contact with the surface of the paper until the drawing is finished. This is to ensure that the line is unbroken from the beginning to the end.
Louis’ single, continuous line drawings are simply mesmerizing that his impressive portfolio has become a source of inspiration for various artists across the globe. Some of his works have been adopted into minimalist tattoos and even latte art. The talented artist describes his distinct style as ‘figurative minimalism’.
Aside from giving inspirations to other artists, the sought-after illustrator have also made one-line illustrations for several books and book covers. He was also commissioned to grace the interior of a German hotel with his pleasing single-line art.