skin drag


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skin drag

n.
Drag resulting from the viscosity of a fluid medium, such as air or water, as a body moves through it or as it moves around a body. Also called skin friction.
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The paint dries from the surface inwards though, and with each successive pass of the brush, torn bits of paint skin drag across the surface and situate themselves like some painterly acne, over the expanse of the canvas.
Foams are lighter and, in theory, more easily spread and absorbed while cutting down on skin drag.