Combining the simplicity of minimalism with the hand-crafted charm of illustration, line art is one of the biggest design trends of 2021...
Illustration and minimalism have both been trending across art, as well as interior and graphic design for some time now. Line art neatly combines these two styles and encourages designers to strip their craft down to its simplest form. It intertwines the simplicity of minimalism with the hand-crafted charm of illustration, producing beautiful and elegant results.
What Is Line Art?
Line art, otherwise known as line drawing or line illustration, is an illustration style that incorporates minimal lines and negative space to create refined yet crafty designs. Examples of line art, such as these Art of Taste: Food Brand Illustrations by Tubik Studio and this Self Portrait by Anna Frovola, often feature clean lines, layered colors and textures, white space and minimal shading and detail.
Featuring smooth, curved lines inspired by the human figure, faces, flowers and other natural elements, line art is perfect for capturing any subject or mood in a simple yet abstract way. While most commonly executed with simple black lines on a white background, line art can also feature muted, vibrant or even clashing colors, as well as organic textures such as paint, wood or watercolors – which are often splashed outside the lines for an authentic collage effect.
Where is Line Art Being Used?
Line art has been heavily influenced by great artists such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, individuals who were known for breaking down complex scenes into simplified shapes and elements. Their work captured both the subject and atmosphere through a soft, abstract lens, which is precisely what line art aims to do today.
Line Art Design Assets
Add a tasteful yet rustic feel to your next design, project or artwork with these lovely line art designs available on Envato Elements…