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  1. line art(Noun)

    Images that consist of distinct straight and curved lines placed against a (usually plain) background, without gradations in shade (darkness) or hue (color).

  2. line art(Noun)

    Artwork to be reproduced with one solid colour. Contrasted with artwork having tone or shading (halftones), or full colour (colour separations).

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  1. Line art

    Line art or line drawing is any image that consists of distinct straight and curved lines placed against a background, without gradations in shade or hue to represent two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects. Line art can use lines of different colors, although line art is usually monochromatic. Line art emphasizes form and outline, over color, shading, and texture. However, areas of solid pigment and dots can also be used in addition to lines. The lines in a piece of line art may be all of a constant width, of several constant widths, or of freely varying widths. Line art may tend towards realism, or it may be a caricature, cartoon, ideograph, or glyph. Before the development of photography and of halftones, line art was the standard format for illustrations to be used in print publications, using black ink on white paper. Using either stippling or hatching, shades of gray could also be simulated. One of the most fundamental elements of art is the line. An important feature of a line is that it indicates the edge of a two-dimensional shape or a three-dimensional form. A shape can be indicated by means of an outline and a three-dimensional form can be indicated by contour lines.

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