SUBORDINATION Subduing part of a picture to make it less important
than another part.
SUPERIMPOSEDAlso called SUPER. One image or text placed over
another without totally obscuring the first.
SUPERIMPOSED IMAGEA rangefinder that focuses an image by
requiring the alignment of two images over each other.
SUPPORTThe reinforcement or backing for a painted surface.
SURREALISMAn art movement whose objective is to explore the realm
of unconscious emotion and dreams.
SWATCHA small sample specimen.
SWEDE PENA broad nibbed, adjustable ruling pen.
SWIPE FILESee RESEARCH FILE.
SYMBOLA visual element that represents something else.
SYMMETRYSimilarity in size, shape, and relative position of parts on
opposite sides of a dividing line.
TABOURETA portable cabinet used to hold the artists drawing tools and
TEAR SHEETSAlso called CLIP ART and PICTURE MORGUE.
TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATIONDrawings 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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