from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. executed or done with a pen and ink.
  • n.
  • n. A drawing executed with pen and ink.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made or carried on in writing; written; literary; as, a pen-and-ink sketch; a pen-and-ink contest.
  • Made or executed with pen and ink, as a drawing, outline, or map.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a drawing executed with pen and ink


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  • Alternately carnal and demure, the handsome show is fleshed out with royal Sèvres porcelain; iridescent vases by Eva Zeisel; and a pen-and-ink drawing of Hercules by Théodore Géricault.

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  • My paintings were hung, the house was clean and I had fallen asleep content, once more surrounded by my favorite things, including my grandmother's wedding portrait, an antique sliver-hammered Virgin of Guadalupe and a pen-and-ink whimsical nude, purchased from an Arizona artist.

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  • Artist Jack Davis 's gangly, googly-eyed pen-and-ink print creations are as much a part of postwar Americana as the Beach Boys on the radio or Coca-Cola in the fridge.

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  • Selected to present the unusual, as well as the iconic, the exhibition offers such surprises as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's delicately outlined, very young female nude and the caricaturist Honoré Daumier's bold mythological scene, plus engaging examples by less familiar figures, such as Corot's contemporary Théodore Caruelle d'Aligny's energetically hatched pen-and-ink landscape.

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  • It contains four maps and historical accounts as well as two "Charts of Biography," which graphically show a timeline of historic figures, and throughout the volume Sandys demonstrates his aptitude in history, geography, pen-and-ink drawing, and calligraphy.

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  • They're just intricate pen-and-ink drawings filled in with very, very light watercolors.

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  • Or that used original oil paintings for art instead of watercolors, collages, pen-and-ink drawings, or other more popular picture book media?

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  • Betty Macdonald, 98, an artist who specialized in portraying historic landmarks in watercolors and pen-and-ink drawings, died of respiratory failure Feb. 1 at her home in Alexandria .

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  • The image almost looks more like a pen-and-ink drawing than a photograph.

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  • Opening the show, the drawings range from sketchbook pages filled with details of hands, heads or an assortment of "sleeping positions" to the 1933 charcoal-and-ink "Reclining Figure," surrounded by a border frieze of small pen-and-ink figures, that is a complete work in itself.

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