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wash drawing

noun
1.
a watercolor painting executed by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other.
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  • This has become very popular of late, and is largely used; the not indelible, with water, making fine greys for wash drawing.

    A Handbook of Illustration A. Horsley Hinton
  • Students of wash drawing for process may take a middle course.

    The Art of Illustration Henry Blackburn
  • One large illustration, a wash drawing, made by a staff artist.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • The ‘wash drawing’ is then sent to the engravers and a ‘half-tone’ plate made for use in the magazine.

    The Blue Birds' Winter Nest Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • However, the effect on a wash drawing is not satisfactory in the best hands.

    The Art of Illustration Henry Blackburn
  • Let us now look at two examples of wash drawing by process, lent by the proprietors of Black and White.

    The Art of Illustration Henry Blackburn
  • It was illustrated by a half-tone made from a wash drawing of one corner of the burlap room.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • This is a good average example of what to expect by the half-tone process from a wash drawing.

    The Art of Illustration Henry Blackburn
British Dictionary definitions for wash drawing

wash drawing

noun
1.
a pen-and-ink drawing that has been lightly brushed over with water to soften the lines
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