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

Drawing Skills

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Children will learn and then practice a variety of techniques as they progress through elementary school. 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.
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
2.
Drawing pencils can be what?
Hard or soft
High or low
Shallow or deep
Tall or short
Hard pencils are labeled 'H' for hard and softer ones are labeled 'B' for black
3.
Pencil shading can be made to look like shadows by doing what?
Smudging
Painting
Outlines
Line drawing
You can smudge pencil with your finger or a cotton swab
4.
Coloring an area using the side of the pencil point is known as what?
Scribbling
Scrawling
Shading
Pressing
Using lighter and darker shading can make a drawn item look 3D
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
A technique using lines to create shading is known as what?
Line drawing
Cross-hatching
Shading
Sketching
Cross-hatching can be built up gradually to make the shading darker
Author:  Angela Smith

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