BACKUP The registration of two sides of a printed sheet.
BALANCE A harmonious arrangement of the various components in a
picture plane in a symmetrical (formal) or asymmetrical (informal) format.
BALL-AND-SOCKET JOINT A flexible joint that rotates in all directions.
BALLOON (1) A space containing the words spoken by cartoon characters;
(2) A distortable shape used as a base to draw a cartoon head.
BALLOON LETTERING Informal, single-stroke lettering used in comic
BAR CHART A graphic representation comparing numerical values by
means of rectangles of equal width.
BASE ART Also called BASIC ART and BLACK ART. See BLACK
BEADED SCREEN A screen comprised of glass or plastic beads that
reflect light from a projected image.
BEAM COMPASS A compass capable of drawing circles and arcs that
exceed the limits of a standard compass.
BEND ALLOWANCE An additional amount of metal used in a bend in
BENDAY Mechanical shading applied to artwork to give a variety of tones
to line drawings. Benday is named for its inventor, Benjamin Day.
BELZIER CURVES A computer tool that draws precise curves with great
BILL OF MATERIALS A list of standard parts or raw materials needed to
fabricate an item.
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