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DRAWING 1 STUDY GUIDE
Creativity means bringing new ideas to your work
Craftsmanship- keeping your work clean and skill in handling the media
A Good drawing involves art knowledge, thought, patience, and practice
portfolio - A portable container to keep art in and samples of an artist’s work
A thumbnail sketch - a small pre-sketch to work out composition for a final drawing or painting
ELEMENTS OF ART- The elements of design are the foundation for good drawing compositions
Line- separates one area of the drawing plane from the other
Shape- 2D, enclosed by line
Examples: circle, square, rectangle, triangle
Incorrect use of this element of art will cause the drawing to "not look like what it's supposed to be."
Form- presentation of visual shapes as 3D
examples: sphere, cone, cylinder, cube, pyramid
Value- light, medium, and dark in a work of art
Space- where the appearance of distance between objects in your art. It can be shallow/flat, or deep/far.
Color- has three attributes hue, intensity and value
Texture- real or implied sense of how something feels
TYPES OF MEDIA
media - The material you use to create your artwork
Kneaded eraser- A type of eraser that is easily shaped to pick out highlights or to clean smudges
Drawing papers - made from natural fibers and come in many varieties
Tooth- This describes the surface texture of drawing paper
Tortillion- This is a soft paper wound into a pencil like form used to blend values
Drawing Pencils- Graphite is the most commonly used drawing material.
H is a hard lead and makes a light mark.
B is a soft lead and makes a dark mark.
2H - light
4H - very light
HB - medium
2B - dark
4B - very dark
value scale - shows the progression from black to white or white to black.
value changes – achieved with a single pencil or a combination of tools.
Gradation- gradual change in value ; a gradual change from light to dark
gradation in values- How a drawing can create the illusion of form
Rule of thirds- The division of the drawing paper into thirds horizontally and vertically to help create a focal point
focal point- the area of your picture which draws the most attention
create a focal point in your picture through a contrast in: detail, color, shape, value
circle, square, and triangle- basic shapes used to block-in a drawing
blind contour - do not look at the paper
continuous line contour - do not lift your pencil off the paper while drawing
modified contour - looking at the paper occasionally
The master artist of the 16th century, Albrecht Durer. Durer created a drawing of a rhinoceros without having seen one.
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on) in an artificial setting.