Talk:Line art

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Merge suggestion[edit]

The articles should be

  • (a) merged
  • (b) computer art split off into an article separate from thraditional line art. `'mikka (t) 07:41, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

As "line art" is not a proper name, I think it would be more appropriate to merge Line Art into Line art. Jobarts-Talk 07:33, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Agree that article should be merged into 'line art'. Example: Folk art and Graphic design. I'll also do some cleanup on Line Art too. Clubmarx 20:30, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
I did a rewrite to cleanup this and to incorporate the other Line art page.
I moved examples of line art to the second section, leaving the first section for the definition. Took away POV text – like use of 'perversity.' Both versions state line art doesn't have to be monochromatic, so that point is maintained.
In the second section, there was a lot of description of the general methods. I took a lot away, but I think they didn't directly related to this subject. They seem more appropriate within the page about the full subject not here. I limited it to just how that technique relates to the immediate subject, line art. For example, the etching section was just about etching, without mentioning line art.
So, these still need to be merged. I left the capitalization as is, but I think this should be the main article, but just under 'Line art'. Clubmarx 21:36, 15 April 2006 (UTC)


Per this discussion I'll move the content from here to Line art, and redirect. Kevin 09:51, 13 May 2006 (UTC)


All of the above talk copied from Talk:Line Art as part of the merge. Kevin 09:56, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

The engineering diagram is "line art" though perhaps not "art"[edit]

In response to User:Johnbod's edit comment, whether or not the engineering diagram is art -- as in a form of creative artistry -- is not important to its use in this article.

Line Art is also merely a name for the drawing technique of heavy dark lines with white gaps, to approximate grayscale without the need for complex halftone screening processses. Any standard lithographic press can handle line art without special requirements.

I added it to this article with the intention for it to be an example of that technical definition of the word.

DMahalko (talk) 17:01, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm not so sure about that; but the whole role of the article is bit of a mess. It would be useful if you could reference the use of the term to mean what you say it does. Johnbod (talk) 17:18, 14 January 2008 (UTC)