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What is Paper Weight?

The weight is the weight of a ream (500 sheets) in the unit of uncut size, which varies with the stock type (see here, for example). A more consistent measure of paper weight is the grams per sq metre ...
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What does it mean to "push your values"?

If there isn't enough separation in the levels of the values used in rendering an image then the image can look washed out or the shapes poorly defined. Someone saying, you need to "push the values", ...
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What does "for finished artwork" mean?

A 'finished' artwork is a piece that has been worked to a particular level of detail. There are various levels of 'finish' from a basic outline to a 'finished' sketch, then from a basic drawing to ...
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What is the difference between a mural and street-art?

Generally, a mural is any art which is applied directly to a wall, often a painting or drawing although the term can also be applied to sculptural reliefs. Street art is a bit more general and is ...
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What is the difference between a mural and street-art?

A mural is visual art that is applied directly to a wall. (While most art ends up hanging on a wall, a mural is integral to the wall and can't be, say, moved to a different wall.) Typically it ...
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What do they call a strip of paper made to protect the endpapers of books during the bookbinding?

Based on the citations below the best translation for "sauvegarde" is "waste sheet" based on matching the description you have given to description of waste sheet in the ...
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What does 'mil' mean when measuring thickness?

The internet has informed me one mil is a measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch (0.001 inch) or 0.0254 mm. You can convert any length unit into mils via Google's length unit conversion (...
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What is yarn weight?

Yarn weight is basically the thickness of a given yarn. There are several ways to refer to yarn weight, but the category, the number of plies, the number of wraps per inch and the gauge range (for ...
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What are the equivalents between US crochet stitch terms and UK terms?

Fortunately, if you are familiar with reading charted patterns, the icons are the same, so the only issue is if you don't know how to read charts or if you prefer to read written out patterns. A ...
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Using objects to depict other objects

Pareidolia Pareidolia is the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or ...
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What do you call two identical shapes overlapping to form a perfect square or circle?

A possible term is 'counterchange pattern': "Patterning in which a dark motif on a light ground alternates with the same motif [in] light on a dark ground." (lexico.com) Examples: source ...
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What are the proper key terms for inner stitch, side-by-side stitch, and outer stitch?

You're approaching the subject wrong. Whether a seam lies on the inside or outside of a garment has nothing to do with the type of stitch you use. It's called "inner seam" and "outer ...
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What does it mean to "push your values"?

It means to build up the painting from black and white values, this helps create shape and depth. This is related to How to best judge grey values for paintings? There are many sites on this; like “...
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What style of art is this?

The style of 1920s-1930s cartoons is called Inkblot (see this TV Tropes page for more details), maybe this could help in your research. The two images you posted have both an Inkblot feel, but they ...
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Is there a word for a thing that is drawn?

"subject" .. as in, "I will be drawing three subjects, a rock, a tree .." OR (reviewing this caused me to think further about other possible answeres) "i will be drawing three objects, an x, a y, ...
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Name of collage or embroidery mixing pearls, sequins and beads

Consider beading, being the decoration of fabric with beads. Or, more specifically to embroidery, bead embroidery.
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What is the term for an art show featuring two artists?

A "group exposition" or "collective exhibition" could be used to describe a two person art show ... BUT (after searching the internuts a bit) it seems that "Duo Exhibition" is the most common term for ...
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What is the term for drawing wireframes which are drawn before drawing the actual object?

The drawing in your link is a sketch with contour lines (the circles that define the 3D quality of the drawing.) This style is often used in Product Design - so I suggest searching for "Product ...
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Is there a name for an orange, gray and white -style pattern?

Based on the images you've shown, where the main colors are the shades of grey, I'd call it grayscale with a single accent color, in this specific case, the accent color is orange. You could also ...
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Is there a name for sand-clay mixture?

The clay-sand mixture used in casting is known as green sand, foundry sand, or molding sand. Green sand is an aggregate of sand, bentonite clay, pulverized coal and water. Its principal use is in ...
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What do 'woolen spun' and 'worsted spun' mean?

Woolen spun and worsted spun are references to the way the yarn is actually spun in the spinning process. Worsted spun yarn includes individual fibers that are facing in many directions, whereas ...
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What exactly are carbon pencils?

The carbon the pencil producers refer to is to be understood as an abbreviation for 'amorphous carbon' one of the three most common allotropes of Carbon (i.e. stablilized multiatomic structures of ...
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How should I select elastic for a sewing project?

This is commonly called the "stretch percentage" or "stretch factor". The name comes from how much percent of the original width/length the material can stretch. For example, if you can stretch a 4" ...
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The term for someone pointing at an object to attract attention to the object

In painting, this figure is called a festaiuolo: [Artists of late medieval and Renaissance Europe] relied on festiauolo - figures who attract our attention by glance or gesture, point us in the ...
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What is the "fine art term" for office printer as medium?

Chris H's comment is the answer in a nutshell: the description should include the medium, and depends on the type of printing. If it's an inkjet print, you can state that; if it's a laser print, the ...
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When drawing what is the name of these textures and patterns?

Hatching and Crosshatching techniques Different types of hatching and crosshatching: Scribble hatching: overlapping circles or squiggles. This leaves a rough organic feel and texture Hatching: ...
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