Featured Artist

Kathleen E. Shepherd-Segura

You might ask: What is a One Stroke Figure Drawing? A One Stroke Figura Drawing is a drawing from life with one stroke of the pen.  Try it: Draw a figure using, in this case, a ball point pen, without lifting your pen off the paper. Draw the figure as quickly as possible before your hand gets tired. As you can see there are two examples here. The first example is the figure of a woman and during this first attempt, my hand was doing what my mind was telling it was impossible. My mind was cursing the instructor and thinking how this is impossible. The second drawing was after my mind accepted that it, in fact, could be done and I relaxed and completed the figure and all surrounding material very quickly with one stroke of the pen.

  • One Stroke Figure 1-2

  • Figure 1-4

  • Portrait 1-2

  • Mask Sketch 1-2