The Line Art Challenge
Sketchbook sensat ions Top artists from all corners of the globe share their fantasy character sketches from a unique drawing challenge
Top artists from all around the world share their fantasy character sketches, which formed part of a unique drawing challenge.
Here’s something you don’t see every day. A softback, coffee table book filled with hundreds of line art sketches… and almost nothing else.
Fifteen international artists across 11 different countries were challenged by the publishers to each produce 100 sketches in 100 days. This wasn’t a competition, though: the artists were encouraged to share their work online, and motivate and inspire each other along the way. In the end, 850 drawings were created, and they’re displayed across this book’s 226 pages.
And that’s it, basically. There’s the odd rare caption, and each artist gets a double-page spread explaining who they are and where they come from. But in the main, it’s all about the art: sketch after line-art sketch of original sci-fi and fantasy figures and designs.
Yes, the project could have asked more from the artists: some insights into how they created their work, and exactly how they inspired each other would have been welcome. Yet if you just want to leaf through hundreds of character sketches and become motivated, this book will do the job.
Spanish concept artist Isra Carrion says that his drawing style is a mix of Japanese and western influences.