Drawing Skills
A drawing of a person is called a portrait.

Drawing Skills

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 in Art and Design for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding processes and techniques, and it focusses on drawing skills.

Children will learn and then practise a variety of techniques as they progress through KS1. Perhaps the simplest of these techniques is drawing. They will learn how to improve their skills and draw more accurately. They will also be taught how to draw in different ways to give different results.

  1. Colouring an area using the side of the pencil point is known as what?
    Using lighter and darker shading can make a drawn item look 3D
  2. A technique using lines to create shading is known as what?
    Cross-hatching can be built up gradually to make the shading darker
  3. Drawing pencils can be what?
    Hard pencils are labelled 'H' for hard and softer ones are labelled 'B' for black
  4. When artists draw things they can see in front of them, what is it called?
    An observational drawing is usually realistic
  5. A light outline of an item is often called what?
    Sketching lightly at first helps an artist decide on whether the drawing looks right or not
  6. A drawing of a person as the subject is known as what?
    Portraits can be just the head and shoulders or the full body of the subject
  7. Some artists make lighter areas in their drawings by doing what?
    Rubbers can be used to create highlights and light spots
  8. In art, what is composition?
    Sometimes artists rearrange the elements of a drawing to give a better composition
  9. Apart from pencils, what else can be used to draw with?
    Any medium which makes a mark on a surface could be used for drawing
  10. Pencil shading can be made to look like shadows by doing what?
    You can smudge pencil with your finger or a cotton bud

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