I developed this illustration style while creating an animation (Yoga for Larger Bodies) that was formed of a single, continuous line for its entire 8 minute duration. Never lifting my pen from the paper means I have to begin each illustration with a great deal of trust in myself. As well, I must function throughout the illustration in a state of constant forethought – always anticipating where my pen will go next. It’s a bit like a very focused meditation and the results are invariably quite organic and endearingly imperfect. I recently began offering portraits in this style and the photo above represents a few of my commissions as well as some of my more successful practice illustrations.