Minimal is Good

Based in Darwen, UK, illustrator and designer Chris Thornley, also often referred to as Raid71, has drawn these beautiful and minimal illustrations as an exercise of warming up before a day of drawing.

The collection, titled Minimal is Good, is based on two basic rules:

1. One line (occasionally there are two or three).
2. One minute to draw.

Thornley explains:

After a few days I started to focus more and more on simplicity/minimalism; What was the least I could draw and still convey a person/emotion?

Often depicting a female form, Thornley’s illustrations, which could also be defined as line art, are simple and brilliant. Lovely work.