As lineart , line art or line art ( English for "line graphics", "drawing" or literally: "line art") in cartoon , comic and manga art is a completely inked drawing that is not (or not yet) colored .
Linearts are a special form of graphics , illustration or drawing that consist exclusively of lines and do not contain any colored ("colored") areas.
In the comic -Kunst the term Line is mostly used to unkolorierte but otherwise fully inked drawing in the artistic process from the previous pencil - sketch to distinguish and the subsequent colored drawing.
Although the term lineart is rarely used in other art genres, most monochrome tattoos , as well as the preprinted drawings in children's coloring books, are other examples of linearts.
In chat and microblogging , lineart stands for ASCII art that only comprises one line.