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.

In art, what is composition?
Writing a letter to an artist
Deciding where the items in a drawing should go
Making up a tune to go with the drawing
Putting apple cores and potato peelings in a heap
Sometimes artists rearrange the elements of a drawing to give a better composition
When artists draw things they can see in front of them, what is it called?
Observational drawing
Eyesight drawing
Seen sketching
Watched drawing
An observational drawing is usually realistic
Some artists make lighter areas in their drawings by doing what?
Painting over parts with white paint
Rubbing some parts out with a rubber
Sticking white paper down over the drawing
Using correction fluid to alter mistakes
Rubbers can be used to create highlights and light spots
A light outline of an item is often called what?
A ghost
A trace
A shadow
A sketch
Sketching lightly at first helps an artist decide on whether the drawing looks right or not
Drawing pencils can be what?
Hard or soft
High or low
Shallow or deep
Tall or short
Hard pencils are labelled 'H' for hard and softer ones are labelled 'B' for black
Pencil shading can be made to look like shadows by doing what?
Line drawing
You can smudge pencil with your finger or a cotton bud
Apart from pencils, what else can be used to draw with?
Crayons, pastels, ink, charcoal or chalk
String, sellotape and glue
Paper, foil, tissue and newspaper
Flour, salt, pepper and sugar
Any medium which makes a mark on a surface could be used for drawing
A technique using lines to create shading is known as what?
Line drawing
Cross-hatching can be built up gradually to make the shading darker
A drawing of a person as the subject is known as what?
A photograph
A person
A portrait
A picture
Portraits can be just the head and shoulders or the full body of the subject
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
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize – Art and Design

Author:  Angela Smith

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