SUBORDINATION Subduing part of a picture to make it less important
than another part.
SUPERIMPOSED Also called SUPER. One image or text placed over
another without totally obscuring the first.
SUPERIMPOSED IMAGE A rangefinder that focuses an image by
requiring the alignment of two images over each other.
SUPPORT The reinforcement or backing for a painted surface.
SURREALISM An art movement whose objective is to explore the realm
of unconscious emotion and dreams.
SWATCH A small sample specimen.
SWEDE PEN A broad nibbed, adjustable ruling pen.
SWIPE FILE See RESEARCH FILE.
SYMBOL A visual element that represents something else.
SYMMETRY Similarity in size, shape, and relative position of parts on
opposite sides of a dividing line.
TABOURET A portable cabinet used to hold the artists drawing tools and
TEAR SHEETS Also called CLIP ART and PICTURE MORGUE.
TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION Drawings for technical reports,
proposals, manuals, and catalogs, as well as visual aids, briefing charts,
projecturals, slides, and posters.
TECHNIQUE (1) The method of using a tool or medium; (2) The
characteristic appearance of a medium; (3) The particular style of an artist.
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