Cuvcor07b - Element 1.2 Tools And Materials For Basic Drawing Techniques

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Cuvcor07b - Element 1.2  Tools And Materials For Basic Drawing Techniques - Quiz

Select appropriate tools and materials for basic drawing techniques


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TOOLS WOULD BE THE MOST USEFUL TO TAKE WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES BECAUSE IT IS EASY TO USE AND ERASE?

    • A.

      MARKER PEN

    • B.

      4B PENCIL

    • C.

      BIRO

    • D.

      CHALK PASTEL

    Correct Answer
    B. 4B PENCIL
    Explanation
    WHILE BIRO'S ARE OFTEN HANDY AND MARKER PENS CAN GIVE A BOLD OUTLINE, PENCILS AND PASTELS ARE MUCH EASIER TO ERASE. HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT PASTEL EASILY SMUDGES, PENCILS ARE THE BEST ALL-ROUNDER DRAWING TOOLS

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  • 2. 

    WHEN USING CHALK PASTELS, WHICH IS THE MOST LIKELY DRAWING EFFECT YOU WILL OBTAIN?

    • A.

      BOLD, DARK LINES

    • B.

      FINE SHARP LINES

    • C.

      SOFT FUZZY LINES

    • D.

      A RANGE OF LINES DEPENDING ON THE WAY YOU USE THE TOOL

    Correct Answer
    D. A RANGE OF LINES DEPENDING ON THE WAY YOU USE THE TOOL
    Explanation
    WHILE YOU ARE UNLIKELY TO GET BOLD, DARK LINES WITH MOST PASTELS, AND YOU MIGHT OFTEN FIND THAT YOUR LINES ARE SOFT AND FUZZY, YOU CAN ALSO ACHIEVE FINE SHARP LINES BY USING THE EDGE OF THE PASTEL AND MAKING SURE THAT YOU AVOID SMUDGING

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  • 3. 

    TRUE OF FALSE. CHARCOAL IS AN EXCELLENT TOOL TO USE IF YOU ARE WANTING TO ACHIEVE TONAL EFFECTS FROM DARK TO LIGHT AS WELL AS IF YOU WANT TO CREATE, BROAD, NARROW OR FINE LINES

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Charcoal is indeed an excellent tool for achieving tonal effects from dark to light. It allows artists to easily create a wide range of values and shades, making it ideal for capturing the full range of tones in a drawing or painting. Additionally, charcoal can be manipulated to create broad, narrow, or fine lines, giving artists the ability to add different levels of detail and texture to their artwork. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 4. 

    IF YOU WERE WANTING TO DRAW SOMETHING BOLD AND BRIGHT, USING CROSS HATCHING FOR SHADING, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING DRAWING TOOLS WOULD GIVE THE BEST EFFECT?

    • A.

      COLOURED PENCILS

    • B.

      6B GRAPHITE PENCIL

    • C.

      CHALK PASTEL

    • D.

      OIL PASTEL

    Correct Answer
    D. OIL PASTEL
    Explanation
    Oil pastels would give the best effect for drawing something bold and bright using cross hatching for shading. Oil pastels have a soft and creamy texture, allowing for smooth and vibrant application of color. They can be easily layered and blended, making it easier to create bold and vibrant shades. Additionally, oil pastels have a high pigment concentration, resulting in intense and saturated colors. This makes them ideal for creating bold and bright drawings with cross hatching techniques.

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  • 5. 

    TRUE OR FALSE. IF YOU WANTED TO SHOW AN IMAGE OF THE DAPPLED SHADE AND REFLECTIONS IN THE STYLE OF CLAUDE MONET (THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED THIS PICTURE)YOU WOULD BE BETTER OFF USING WATER COLOURED PENCILS THAN OIL PASTELS

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    WHILE WATER COLOUR PENCILS CAN GIVE YOU ARE GREAT DEAL OF CONTROL, THE MARK MAKING IN MONET'S PAINTING IS MORE LIKE THE MARK MAKING ACHIEVED WITH OIL PASTELS

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  • 6. 

    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ABOUT WATER COLOUR PENCILS IS FALSE?

    • A.

      WATER COLOUR PENCILS CAN BE USED IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY AS NORMAL COLOURING IN PENCILS

    • B.

      IF YOU WANT TO MIX TWO DIFFERENT WATER COLOUR PENCILS TOGETHER, YOU CAN LAYER ONE COLOUR OVER ANOTHER AND THEN ADD WATER ON A BRUSH OVER THE TOP.

    • C.

      IF YOU WANT TO MIX TWO DIFFERENT WATER COLOUR PENCILS TOGETHER, YOU CAN LAY DOWN ONE COLOUR AND THEN PAINT OVER THE TOP WITH WATER, THEN WHEN THAT IS DRY, LAY DOWN ANOTHER COLOUR ON TOP.

    • D.

      WATER COLOUR PENCILS SHOULD NOT BE USED WHEN USING TRADITIONAL WATER COLOUR PAINTS

    Correct Answer
    D. WATER COLOUR PENCILS SHOULD NOT BE USED WHEN USING TRADITIONAL WATER COLOUR PAINTS
    Explanation
    The given statement that watercolor pencils should not be used when using traditional watercolor paints is false. Watercolor pencils can be used in conjunction with traditional watercolor paints to add detail or enhance certain areas of a painting. They can be used to create texture or add fine lines that may be difficult to achieve with a brush alone. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 7. 

    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ABOUT TORTILLIONS ARE TRUE (MORE THAN ONE ANSWER)

    • A.

      Tortillions should be avoided if you want to keep your paper clean

    • B.

      You can use the fine point of tortillions to blend the finest of details

    • C.

      The tortillion works much like a sharpened pencil point, penetrating even the most minute detail on a page

    • D.

      Tortillions are used to blend a pencil drawing to create shading and 3 dimensional effects.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. You can use the fine point of tortillions to blend the finest of details
    C. The tortillion works much like a sharpened pencil point, penetrating even the most minute detail on a page
    D. Tortillions are used to blend a pencil drawing to create shading and 3 dimensional effects.
    Explanation
    Tortillions are useful tools for blending pencil drawings as they have a fine point that can blend even the finest details. They work similarly to a sharpened pencil point, allowing them to penetrate and blend minute details on a page. Additionally, tortillions are commonly used to create shading and add 3-dimensional effects to pencil drawings.

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  • 8. 

    True or FalseWhile the more traditional way for drawing with ink is to use an ink nib attached to a handle that is dipped into the pot of ink, you can use almost any long fine instrument (even a twig) to create a range of drawing effects with ink.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement explains that the traditional way of drawing with ink is by using an ink nib attached to a handle and dipping it into a pot of ink. However, it also states that almost any long fine instrument, including a twig, can be used to create a range of drawing effects with ink. Therefore, the statement is true as it confirms that various tools can be used for drawing with ink, not just the traditional ink nib.

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  • 9. 

    True or falseThere are very specific ways that drawing tools should be used and beginning artists should only use these techniques

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    While there are traditional ways of using drawing tools and learning these techniques can be very advantageous to beginning artist, it is equally advantageous for beginning artists to experiment with a range of techniques

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  • 10. 

    When creating a drawing, you should only use one medium - never mixing several media in the one piece because this becomes very messy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This beautiful drawing called "The City" by Allison Torneros uses Acrylic, ink, paint marker, colored pencil on paper – and is far from messy

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