Special Sub-Topic: Art Fundamentals
|With this technique, artists can create different values by making a pattern of dots. What is it?|
stippling. The distance between dots determines how dark the shading will be -the more densely clustered the dots, the darker the shading.
|This technique consists of placing lines closely side by side. What is it?|
hatching. Like stippling, hatching is a type of shading.
|This is a water-based, opaque paint that is similar to school-quality tempera, but is of higher quality. What is it?|
gouache. Gouache has more body and dries more slowly than watercolor paint. It is a good medium for creating bright colors and meticulous details and is often used for design and fine artwork.
|This is a process in which an image is drawn with a waxy pencil or crayon directly on a plate, which can be made of zinc, stone, or aluminum.|
lithography. Lithography can be a complex and demanding process, but in contrast to woodcut and engraving, does not require special professional training. Anyone who can draw can make a lithograph.
|This is the combination of pieces of cloth, magazines and other found objects to create artwork.
collage & assemblage. The term "collage" is derived from a French word meaning "paste up."
|A popular type of this water-based paint can be made with an egg-yolk binder.|
tempera. Egg-yolk tempera.
|This is color that is thinned to a transparent state and applied over previously painted areas to modify the original color.|
glaze. Glaze is also called underpainting.
|This is a manner of painting in which the paint is laid on thickly so that the texture stands out in relief.|
|This is a method of firing pottery in which the pottery is removed when it is red hot and is then placed in a bed of combustible materials and covered.
Raku. This results in irregular surfaces and colors on the pottery.
|In this technique, parrafin or beeswax is used to resist paint or dye on paper or fabric.|
Batik. The result is that designs and patterns are produced on the unwaxed areas.
|This is a process in which lines are crisscrossed to create shading. What is it?|
Did you find these entries particularly interesting, or do you have comments / corrections to make? Let the author know!
Send the author a thank you or
Submit a correction