The properties of the line are not very numerous. They are the darkness of the line and the thickness of the line. Pressing pencil harder we get a darker line and pressing lighter - lighter one. The thickness of the line depends on the sharpness of the pencil.
But, having this simple tool, we can describe the world around us, giving to a viewer sufficient information to perceive depicted objects. And not only objects but their qualities too. We do it using the line language, wherefrom lines we construct something similar to hieroglyphs.
It is straightforward to understand the meaning of these hieroglyphs because they are built on logic. I'll give you examples of some landscapes to show how it works.
You don’t need any experience in drawing. And a minimum drawing set: sketchbook, pencils, and eraser is enough.