Week 28: Draw & Apply your Own One-Line Art to a Mockup

Draw something in 1 continuous line and apply it to a packaging or poster mockup. Believe it or not, continuous line drawing is an art movement (we will show you more examples in the video). You can draw anything, an object, person, animal, plant, anything your heart desires. The catch is the image must be easily recognisable.



Draw your own one-line art piece!



Now take your one-line image and use it as part of a bigger design piece; fictional or real branding, an advertisement, a pattern, etc. This tutorial uses the line as part of a cosmetics brand, but of course there’s so much else you can do. Maybe you will be doing a design for a pet food brand, or a billboard campaign for a travel agency, or use it to design a repeat pattern for you textile project…



Use mockups to show your design to the world. There’s a couple of freebies attached, these are for cosmetics so feel free to find a mockup that suit your design

Time Allocated


30-45 minutes for concept and sketching. After that 30 Minutes for Beginner. 60 Minutes for Intermediate. 90 Minutes for Advanced.

Design Goals


Create a figure with 1 line only! Be aware that the way you make your line look (eg. straight or bumpy, smooth or angular), is also a way to communicate the message.



Make sure you make a sketch first, before turning to the computer. Use Illustrator to vectorise your sketch. Draw your line art with the curvature tool. Use Photoshop to create a mockup.





  • Adobe Illustrator

    Pen Tool, Curvature Tool, Warp Tool

  • Adobe Photoshop




Learn More About DEX

Who is this for?

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level designer. There is a brief to suit you. Follow the instructions in the brief to the letter.

How do I submit my work?

Once you're done upload your image to share. We may upload your image to our new Instagram page, be sure to include your Insta handle (@username) so we can credit you. If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can just type in your name. Leave your details blank if you like.

What is a good size for the images?

Please make sure your image is of good resolution, it shouldn’t exceed more than 5mb or thereabouts. png, jpeg, svg all acceptable formats. By uploading your image you're giving us permission to publish it.

Can I subscribe to this awesome concept?

If you would like to receive an email from us each week with the brief and video, be sure to subscribe at the top right of this page. We won’t share your information or be spammy.

What if I want to go further?

If you love what we do, and think you would like to try your hand at becoming a designer. Check out our courses here.

Can I contribute?

If you would like to become a regular video contributor, let us know. Even though we offer them for free, we pay contributors. Or if there is a technique that you would really like to learn, email us a visual, and any ideas you may have.

Can I contact The Graphic Design School

Anything else you need or want to ask contact us at: info@thegraphicdesignschool.com

Can I be a voice of TGDS?

If you want to spread the good word to your design friends feel free to share this page on social media ;)

Acknowledgement of Country
The Graphic Design School acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continued spiritual connection to land.
We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was, always will be.
RTO Provider № 91706