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Mahatama Gandhi's popularity as line-art subject
Mahatma Gandhi has been a favourite subject of line drawings by many artists and art teachers over the years. After Lord Ganesha, he has been the most sought-after subject of drawing both in continuous and implied line drawings because of the simplicity of his recognizable attributes such as specs, stick, bald head and typical moustache.

According to Theodore Baskaran, a noted artist K. M. Adimoolam's fascination with Mahatma Gandhi has resulted in some stunning line drawings. In an article published in The Hindu, about a decade ago, Baskaran wrote that Adimoolam drew his first picture of Gandhi in 1953, a line drawing in Indian ink and his fascination for line drawings of Gandhi endured to create over hundred such drawings, which are still cherished.

Mahatma Gandhi has been a favourite subject of line drawings by many artists and art teachers over the years. After Lord Ganesha, he has been the most sought-after subject of drawing both in continuous and implied line drawings because of the simplicity of his recognizable attributes such as specs, stick, bald head and typical moustache.

Currently, there are umpteen websites and short videos on YouTube that teach step by step line drawings of Mahatma Gandhi. Both kinds of drawings - continuous and implied line drawings are available on the Internet in form of line-art, icon vector, clip art, pictogram, and visual symbol.

Line-art is created in straight and curved single colour lines drawn against a plain background. This kind of art emphasizes form, shape and outline. The lines may be all of a constant width or of freely varying widths. Generally, line-art is realistic, but at times it could be a caricature, cartoon, ideograph, or glyph.

Most Indian art teachers at the school level invariably teach their students how to draw Mahatma Gandhi in line drawings. With time, people have also got fascinated with the line-art on Mahatma Gandhi, after working on the subject of visual intelligence and its application in classroom instructions. 

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