Artist Creates Detailed Line Drawings Without Ever Lifting His Pen From Paper

Line Drawing by Tyler Fourst

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If you’ve ever tried doodling without lifting your pen from the paper, you know how fun it can be to create abstract illustrations made up of lines and squiggles. Specializing in exactly that, American artist Tyler Foust creates abstract, continuous line drawings full of mesmerizing patterns.

From wavy lines that seem to vibrate on the page to abstract animal illustrations, Foust renders a whole range of motifs in a single stroke. Perhaps his most interesting works are those drawn on dark paper with white ink. Foust cleverly plays with negative space to create complex line drawings of silhouetted subjects such as birds, bears, and more.

No matter what he chooses to draw, it's the process that the talented artist loves the most. “I enjoy the stress of having to make sure every turn is intentional,” Foust tells My Modern Met. “The challenge of keeping the line as compact as possible without ever letting it touch. Keeping the gaps as consistent as possible. All of this while creating an image with hidden images inside.”

Scroll down to check out some of Foust’s continuous line drawings. If you like his work, you can buy his art as prints and more via Etsy and Redbubble.

Artist Tyler Foust creates continuous line drawings full of mesmerizing patterns.

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Each abstract motif is created without lifting his pen from the paper.

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Watch the artist at work:

Tyler Foust: Instagram | YouTube | Etsy | Redbubble

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Tyler Foust.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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