LIGHT BOX A box with a translucent glass or plexiglass top illuminated
from underneath, used for tracing and layout.
LIGHTFACE The lightest and thinnest form of a type series.
LIGHT PEN An electronic input device used to draw freehand against a
LIMITED PALETTE (1) A palette with a restricted number of pigments;
(2) A palette that lacks one or more of the three primary colors.
LINE A continuous, unbroken mark made by a pen, a pencil, a brush, or
other drawing instrument.
LINE AND WASH A technique combining a black line with transparent
LINE COPY A composition of black lines and masses without gradation of
LINE DRAWING A drawing composed entirely of lines, dots, and areas of
LINE OF DIRECTION The line the eye follows when looking at the
LINES PER INCH Also called LPI. A standard measurement of resolution
for the color printing trade.
LINE WEIGHT The thickness of pencil, ink, or other lines in artwork.
LINSEED OIL An oil obtained by pressing the seeds of a plant, which
produces linen fiber used as a medium in oil painting.
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