BACKUPThe registration of two sides of a printed sheet.
BALANCEA harmonious arrangement of the various components in a
picture plane in a symmetrical (formal) or asymmetrical (informal) format.
BALL-AND-SOCKET JOINTA 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 LETTERINGInformal, single-stroke lettering used in comic
BAR CHARTA graphic representation comparing numerical values by
means of rectangles of equal width.
BASE ARTAlso caLled BASIC ART and BLACK ART. See BLACK
BEADED SCREENA screen comprised of glass or plastic beads that
reflect light from a projected image.
BEAM COMPASSA compass capable of drawing circles and arcs that
exceed the limits of a standard compass.
BEND ALLOWANCEAn additional amount of metal used in a bend in
BENDAYMechanical shading applied to artwork
to give a variety of tones
to line drawings. Benday is named for its inventor,
BÉLZIER CURVESA computer tool that draws
precise curves with great
BILL OF MATERIALSA list of standard parts or raw materials needed to
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