Since Lord Ganesha is seen as an obstacle-removal deity in Hindu religion, he is the most used figure to be installed in various art forms, more so before beginning any venture or new activity. Most invitation cards by the Hindus have the line drawings of Lord Ganesha.
LINE IS the most fundamental element of art. It is used to indicate the edge of a two-dimensional shape or a three-dimensional form. Often a shape is shown as an outline and a three-dimensional form in contour lines.
It is always good to begin with line art with straight and curved lines in one colour. Most of line art is usually monochromatic and at times called line drawing and a rudimentary art. Thus, line art stresses the form and outline and underplays colouring, shading or texture. The lines may have a constant width or changing widths.
Line art can either be realistic or ideographic in nature and tries to make use of minimum number of strokes to produce a recognizable outline or form.
Among the Hindu deities, Lord Ganesha is the most depicted line art form figure to begin any auspicious activity. You may like to give a try to such single-color drawing with a pen or pencil with or without any shading effect by having a go on Ganesha forms given in the inset picture.