Meet Tyler Foust the abstract artist known for his creative one-of-a-kind line drawings. Where he’s able to take one continuous line and create the most out of this world drawings.
Foust told My Modern Met, “lines direct eyes and can create some interesting illusions.”
Foust also said all of this really started out as just a hobby just to keep his mind in check when sitting through Grad lectures.
“Our lectures lasted four hours, and I knew that I would not be able to give my attention to lectures for that long unless I figured out an activity that would keep my mind in check.”
“So I came up with this idea to draw repetitive lines-work during lectures. I would create a few simple rules that dictated where to place my lines so that I did not have to put much brain power into the art.”
“The idea was to draw on ‘autopilot’ with no pre-determination of what the final piece would look like.”
“I decided to re-create my style by composing pictures built from one non-intersecting line,” Foust told My Modern Met.
“By one line, I don’t mean that I did not lift the pen. I simply mean that the picture itself was composed of one giant line.”
“I fell in love with the one-line style, and I began to incorporate shapes with the negative space.”
Foust starts every drawing off with a detailed draft. “The draft is the most important part because once I commit to the final piece, I cannot make mistakes.”
“I cannot pick up the pen on canvas. With the more intricate pieces, I spend a lot of time mapping out where to move my line next. The most challenging aspect is trying not to cut off my line path. It is like playing Snake, but losing is a lot more frustrating.”
For more of the artist follow him on Instagram @Tfoust10