8th grade art final test
8th grade art end of the year test study guide.
Terms in this set (60)
to place close together or side by side
The phenomenon of juxtaposing images in a sequence
Comics are created as a collaborative product, divided between writer, artist, inker, etc (like an assembly line)
comics are created by an individual cartoonist who does all the creative work (drawing, writing, etc).
The story revolves around a problem and ends with a resolution of that problem (Like a children's book).
The main plot is extended by backstory, characters and subplots ( like Harry Potter )
May contain narrative elements like character and setting, but elements do not tell a comprehensive story. The artist is trying to evoke a mood from the reader or make art just to be appreciated
Narrative follows the intertwined destinies of a large cast of characters. Has no global plot, but a number of sub plots (like a soap opera)
The main plot functions as support for the telling of adventure and anecdotes, accumulating many little stories. It is a mythos (most super hero comics)
Using a part to represent a whole
Two juxtaposed images that together create a meaning not present in either image alone
a full-page drawing in a comic book, usually at or near the beginning, to establish the situation in which a story begins
A stark contrast of light and dark to funnel attention to a particular point on a panel
A word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound it describes
It is the valued inscribed on a stamp which accounts for the postal value
All stamps have to bear the name of the issuing country. Except for Great Britain as a privilege for being the country were stamps were invented.
It is the printed image on a stamp which relates to the theme of each stamp
It indicates what the theme or the main topic of the stamp is
It indicates who manufactures the stamp
Year of issue
The year the stamp was issued
Perforations made to the side of the stamp in a determined number.
Separation from the design of the stamp and its serrations
Concentration of light on an object
Shadow from the object that is cast on to another surface
Core of the shadow
Shadow that is on the object you are drawing
Light that is redirected on to the object
The middle values of a drawing that rest between the highlights and shadows
Rule of thirds
The rule states that an image should be imagined as being divided into nine equal sections. By two equally placed vertical lines and two equally placed horizontal lines.
Important compositional elements should be placed on these lines or on their intersections
Rule of odds
A composition method which refers to the more pleasing look of odd-numbered groupings, such as threes, fives, and sevens.
a framework or skeleton used to support a sculpture
A technique that involves saturating paper with an adhesive binder (glue mixture) and forming in onto an object.
Application of media that is impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
having the same shape, size, and position on both sides of a dividing line
lack of symmetry
Based on a circle with a design extending from center
red, yellow, blue
orange, green, violet
yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-green
an oven used for making pottery
first firing of clay
The firing to the temperature at which the glaze materials will melt to form a glasslike surface coating.
Scratch and attach
A way of attaching two pieces of clay together
Forming clay without using a potter's wheel
hand-building technique that involves shaping clay into a broad, flat, thick piece
Adding white to a color
Adding black to a color
used to define space, contours and outlines suggest mass and volume
An element of art that is derived from reflected light
A two-dimensional contour that characterizes an object or area, in contrast to three-dimensional form.
Element when talking about a 3-D object
The feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface, substance, or fabric.
The lightness or darkness of a color
The physical gap or interval between two objects. Can be positive or negative
A repeated decorative design.
The state of being noticeably different from something else when put or considered together. Ex. Blue against red
A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. There are three types of visual balance: symmetry, asymmetry, and radial.
the state of being united or joined as a whole
A number of different kinds; assortment
How your eye travels throughout an artwork
Special importance, value, or prominence given to something in an artwork