Expressive line.

Recently, I saw some posts from a couple of urban sketchers, I don’t even remember who they were, or where I saw it. It might have been on Instagram. It doesn’t matter anyway. It’s about the spark it gave. They used the continual line drawing technique to draw a whole scene and I was amazed how effective that was – both for capturing the scene as well as for a very expressive way of sketching!

So I tried my hand at it, just sitting on the couch and drawing my surroundings, discovering that for this technique there aren’t many rules, except for these three below.

Rule 1:

Do not pick up the pen from your paper from the moment you start drawing until you finish

Rule 2:

Trust your eyes, they will trace the shapes that you see – your pen follows your eyes and records it like a seismograph.

Rule 2:

Don’t take it too seriously


Starting at the left, drawing the corner of my sketchbook in view, I worked my way to the right, tracing lines as if they were trails that got me back to places I needed to add lines.


As I was drawing, my husband was on the couch, but he moved so I just drew him again, and I like the effect. I think adding a few dabs of colour was a great decision, it adds to the expressiveness!

I love exploring in my sketchbook.

It’s no coincidence that we named the new Sketchbook Skool Kourse “Exploring”!
Would you like to explore your creativity? Well, what are you waiting for? “Exploring” started this Monday, so it’s not too late to join! Click here to sign up.