depends on the context, stephen. I would use substrate to describe the
physical object when discussing it's properties and ground to describe
it's use within the rendering process. ground would also be extended to
any preparation to the paper such as laying down a middle value etc. I
have not used - or heard used within my education - the term support.
but there are gaps...
> Hi folks
> when speaking of paper in drawing, canvas in painting, etc.....
> I tend to call the pencil, ink, etc as media, but what is the
> word I am looking for the paper or canvas?
> support? foundation? substrate?
> there is a word I have used, but I swear my memory facilities are
> fading.... need this for an article I am writing...
> help would be appreciated what do you call the structure you pour
> your art out on?
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