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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 value (gsm) which is what it says, the mass of 1 square metre of the paper, which is the area density of the paper.


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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", means they think you need to add more separation in the value levels you used to define your shapes and areas in the image as a way to help build greater depth,...


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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 a highly 'finished' piece of work. To give an example, an artist might do a rough sketch of an idea and then a more detailed sketch or a colour sketch or even ...


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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 usually used for art which takes place in public spaces. As well as semi-permanent media like murals this can also apply to performances or temporary media like ...


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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 both knitting and crocheting) are the most commonly used. The weight of your yarn will affect the size of your finished product, and the size of the needles or ...


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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 hearing hidden messages in music. source: Wikipedia There are many examples on the internet beyond Arcimboldo, just look for Pareidolia in art. Women Forming ...


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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 couple of the terms are the same - "chain stitch" and "slip stitch". Most of the rest can be somewhat easy to remember if you can remind yourself ...


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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 “Learning to Design with Value” Once a painting is done you can adjust values using glazes to modify a layer. That is what is meant by critics about pushing ...


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"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, and a z" OR "I will do a drawing of three objects, an x, a y, and a z" I still cannot think of any single word for a drawn thing


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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 a two artist show. Group Exposition or Collective Exhibition applies to shows which have three artists or more. Examples: In the exhibition guidelines for ...


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What thing is called as 'skin-colour' in my oil-pastel box surprised me because it was white+orange (later I knew it matches Europeans' skin's colour whereas we were brown.) However its etymology is just tradition, and I think anyone shouldn't take it in sensible way. Its just as simple. Artists are usually never obsessed with packaging-name of the ...


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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 Design sketching" or "Industrial Design sketching"; There is a wealth of information in that field on this way of drawing. Good luck!


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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 call it black and white with a single accent color but that might lead people to believe that only black and white were used rather than shades of gray. Something ...


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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 making molds for metal casting. via Wikipedia Different proportions of sand, clay, and other compounds result in slightly different properties, but green sand ...


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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 atomic carbon) The other well know allotropes are Graphite and Diamond. If you had a diamond pencil you would also have a pencil made of carbon - however a much ...


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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" piece of elastic to 6" long, the stretch percentage would be 50%. Here's a simple visualization from Patterns for Pirates: As a side note, some patterns come ...


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Consider beading, being the decoration of fabric with beads. Or, more specifically to embroidery, bead embroidery.


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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 appropriate direction, and indicate how we should respond or behave. The concept of the festaiuolo was taken by artists from the Italian theatrical and celebratory ...


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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 artwork's description could say so. You can also just say 'digital print', combining all digital printing possibilities. Often the type of paper - if ...


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In the paper industry, paper finishing refers to the final treatment a paper surface receives to give it the characteristics and properties you want, depending on your desired application. In this case, I believe the label means to indicate that this paper is appropriate for artwork needing a finished surface, specifically stipulating dry media. It would ...


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Our eyes can see a vast range of values from the brightest light of looking into the direction of the sun on a clear summer day to the deepest darkest black of and underground cave. But there is no paint dark enough or light enough to reproduce those values in a painting/drawing. So to make a drawing/painting as realistic as possible it is necessary to '...


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The German method is also called Continental Knitting. It is a method of knitting with 2 needles, and a type of style of how you hold your yarn and needles. You would hold the yarn in your left hand and your right hand will be on your working needle. http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/the-knit-stitch-continental-continental Another style is called ...


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Let's imagine we are going to paint this bowl of fruits on the table that contains an apple, a banana and a pineapple. To help us with the borders, we put this wooden frame around the bowl. As you can see the whole bowl with all the nice fruit can be seen within the frame. If you close one of your eyes, you will even be able to see the picture that we are ...


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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 involves paint, but can also be mixed media (e.g., a mosaic). It can be inside or outside. Street art refers to a work of art that is in a public place, often ...


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With thanks to Chris Meyer from Sector67: It's lithophane. Sorry I wasn't clever enough to check with the source in the first place, but thanks for asking the question that triggered that!


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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 woolen spun has all of the fibers facing in the same direction before the yarn is spun and they remain much more parallel in the final spun singles. The process of ...


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I know what you mean about terminology being the key. My quick pop of research shows me that you might want to use "friction clasp" as the search terms, especially as a number of sites which return from this have direct reference to locket construction. The publisher of this page attempted a friction clasp closure for the locket and was not happy/successful ...


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