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The materials used, the process used by an artist.
Drawing - Dry Media-
Chalk, Charcoal, graphite, pastel.
Drawing - Liquid Media-
Using linseed oil as a pigment binder.
Using water-soluable binder and pigment.
Ground pigment or egg yolk.
Synthetic paint, pigment and acrylic polymer.
Water soluble pigment used on wet plaster, the image becomes part of the wall as opposed to being painted on it.
Hand produced picture that has been transferred from a printing surface to a piece of paper (not a copy or reproduction).
Ink is transferred from raised area on a printing block to the paper.
Ink is transferred from grooves in a metal plate to paper by means of pressure, includes engraving and etching.
Image rendered on stone or other flat surface with grease crayon to which the water in the ink does not stick.
- Basic units used by the artist-
- Line: Point moving through space.
- Shape: Closed line.
- Color: Hue, saturation of pigment.
- Texture: How it looks like it feels.
- Value: Lights and darks.
- Creative organization of the elements by the artist-
- Repetition: repeated shapes, colors, lines.
- Contrast: Dissimilar elements placed next to each other or combined.
- Symmetrical balance: The same on both sides.
- Asymmetrical balance: Different on each side.
- Focal point: Where your eye lingers longest, area of greatest visual interest.
- Unity: When elements of an artwork conbine to create meaning.
- Linear perspective: In 2D art, the creation of the illusion of distance through use of lines converging in space to an imaginary vanishing point and the use of foreshortening.
The indication of distance in painting through the use of light and atmoshpere.
Technique of using light and shade to develop three dimensional forms.
In visual art, a sense of movement or repose contained within the picture plane.