line drawing

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

1890–95 Unabridged
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line drawing
a drawing made with lines only, gradations in tone being provided by the spacing and thickness of the lines

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Even if you see a line drawing of something you've never seen before, you get it instantly.
Reproduction of line drawing from unidentified publication.
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