line drawing


noun

a drawing done exclusively in line, providing gradations in tone entirely through variations in width and density.

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Origin of line drawing

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for line drawing

line drawing

noun

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