Many people have seen countless artworks of all types, but few understand the background required to produce high quality realistic art and illustrations. This subcourse describes the tools and drawing surfaces necessary for realistic drawing. The course also defines the principles of realistic drawing, and describes the media and techniques used to render subjects accurately. Use of these knowledges through practice can help develop the skills for realistic drawing.
Many people view the works of a particular artist/illustrator and claim art is an inherited talent. Granted, some basic artistic inclinations may be inherent. However, skill refinement is acquired primarily through on-going desire and practice. Years of reading, studying, and practicing are the efforts the layman does not see in artwork. These are the items all craftsmen and professionals go through to become recognized in their endeavors. When looking at artwork, the viewer should realize the effort that went into the development of the craft.
Performance-Oriented (Multiple-Choice) Terminal Learning Objective:
TASK: Describe tools and drawing surfaces, identify and define principles of realistic drawing, and describe various media and techniques for their use.
CONDITIONS: Given information terms, and examples pertaining to different tools and drawing surfaces, the principles of realistic drawing, and various media and techniques.
STANDARDS: Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledges by correctly responding to 75 percent or more of the multiple-choice test covering tools and drawing surfaces, principles of drawing and media and techniques.
LESSON 1/LEARNING EVENT 1
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