Gallery submissions: What is LINE ART

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Gallery Submissions: What is LINE ART

:bulletblack: What is Line Art? And how does my artwork fit into that category?
Line Art as an art style was difficult to find a specific definition of. This is probably because the terminology "Line Art" includes many diferent techniques, yet all refer mainly to either base drawings, sketching/warm-up processes or clip-at/cartooning and even gesture drawing. A quick internet search brought up these definitions...
:bulletblack:  Line art is any image that consists of distinct straight and curved lines placed against a (usually plain) background, without gradations in shade (darkness) or hue (color) to represent two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects. Line art can use lines of different colors, although line art is usually monochromatic. [Sometimes] also called line drawing. Line art emphasizes form and outline, over color, shading, and texture. (

:bulletblack: Graphic material that consists of lines or areas of pure black and pure white and requires no screening for reproduction. (

:bulletblack: A line drawing as a final work of art, typically does not capture all of the information of the object being drawn, instead it usually only captures one characteristic, either the interior or the exterior. Charcoal, pencil, ball point pen, Chinese ink and black markers can all be used to practice line drawing techniques. (

We generally do not accept Line Art to the galleries. If it has been taken that extra step and has a significant amount of finishing qualities such as color and shading, it may be accepted. This decision is at the descretion of the group admins and will be determined on a case by case basis.

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