line drawing

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Origin of line drawing

First recorded in 1890–95
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Related Words for line drawing

delineation, drawing, illustration, picture, sketch

Examples from the Web for line drawing

Contemporary Examples of line drawing

  • Political science research on redistricting has confirmed that control of the line-drawing process does yield some benefits.

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Historical Examples of line drawing

  • Sometimes, though incorrectly, applied to a line-drawing in pen and ink.

  • The one colour was used as a ground with the high lights cut away; the other block, for the ordinary convention of line-drawing.

  • It is somewhat difficult to exemplify this by a line-drawing, though it is easy to do so with an actual example.

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    Charles John Ffoulkes

  • They reproduce, or almost reproduce, the color-charm of the early broadsides; and they show a marked improvement in line-drawing.


British Dictionary definitions for line drawing

line drawing

noun
  1. a drawing made with lines only, gradations in tone being provided by the spacing and thickness of the lines
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