Drawing Quiz 1 Normandale
Terms in this set (29)
These are the basic building blocks from which images are made. Elements are: line, value, texture, shape, volume, color, space, time, light, motion.
Principles of design
These are the guides for using the Visual Elements to create effective images. The Principles are: balance, unity & variety, emphasis & focal point, rhythm & movement, proportion & scale
This term refers to the shape or proportions of a picture plane
Block-in or map-out
In composition: to block-in forms with the purpose of achieving an overall organization of visual weight
A means of measuring and estimating using a pencil or thin rod that is held-up up at arm's length and "measure" with. You must extend your arm fully when sighting to compare height to width or the size of any two objects.
A point in motion: a mark made to form a design on a surface
an imagined line created by the eye that tends to treat a series of marks or shapes as a line that moves in one comprehensible direction across the picture plane.
A mental connection between two points or elements. This occurs when a figure is pointing or looking in a certain direction, which causes the eye to follow toward the intended focus
Line which follows the interior and exterior edges of a form to differentiate it from another.
A line that does not stay at the edges but moves freely within forms. These lines record the movement of the eye as well as implying the motion in the form.
This refers to the direction, weight, value, and shape of a line
A technique for creating a range of value/shading by layering lines of various lengths and angles
These are lines used early in the drawing for establishing placement and relationships between forms in the drawing.
A description of a form in which an object is revealed by distinct contours in some areas whereas other edges simply vanish or dissolve into the ground
A system of broad, gestural marks used to create density and weight in a for
amorphous carbon which has been heated under pressure forms graphite. Graphite discovered -c. 1500, in Cumbria, England. Initially called plumbago or "black lead" its true composition was not known until the 18th century. Pencils range in grade from 9B(the softest) to 9H (the hardest). B = black, H = hard, & F = firm
a hard type of drawing chalk made of graphite and clay. It is named after the French scientist who developed it. It comes in black and a range of earth tones. Crayon means pencil in French.
The support is the surface upon which you draw.
This term has two meanings in art. It can be the material used to create a work of art -paint, clay, charcoal... Or it can mean a substance -water, oil, turpentine, varnish... added to paint to extend it, alter its consistency or drying speed, or influence its matte or glossy appearance
The two-dimensional surface of a shape
The two-dimensional surface on which shapes are organized into a composition
In linear perspective, the point at which parallel lines appear to converge on the horizon line. Depending on the view, there can be more than one vanishing point.
In linear perspective, the phenomenon of parallel lines appearing to come together at a vanishing point
The line on the picture plane that indicates the extent of illusionistic space and on which are located the vanishing points.
This is a method for describing space that uses the concept that parallel lines appear to converge and meet at a vanishing point(s)on the horizon line as they recede
A system for creating the illusion of space in two-dimensional art based on the convergence of parallel lines to a common vanishing point usually on the horizon. In this system the subject is parallel to the picture plane.
A system for creating the illusion of space where the scene is viewed at an angle, with no objects parallel to the picture plane and with edges receding to two points on the horizon
refers to the use of color or value to show depth. In the environment, colors appear cooler, lighter and duller in the distance
This refers to organic forms seen in perspective. The part of the object closest to the viewer appears quite large in comparison to the further parts.