TYS Answers to Quiz 3

The Answers to  Quiz 3:

  • Can water drops, butterflies, or bugs be added to a design?
    • Yes they can as long as they do not cover up an element within the line drawing.
  • If adding a cloth under objects in an MDA Still Life how much of the surface can it cover?
    • It must cover less than half of the background. The rules read: The majority of the wood surface must be stained in a color of the applicant’s choice. If you paint a cloth under the objects, you will be covering up part of that stained background, so be careful and keep it within the limits.
  • What is meant by a monochromatic color scheme?
    • The use of one color of different values and/or intensities.
  • Is a monochromatic color scheme allowed in a stroke design?
    • On the pink sheet that is in the Certification portfolio it states–”No monochromatic color scheme is acceptable.” And that applies to all categories. The rules may change so make sure you read all of the information provided in the portfolio each year.
  • What does it mean when the color harmony has not been handled well?
    • The colors do not go together well. In many incidents, the artist starts out with a good color scheme but when they start to lower the intensities they may use the wrong color to dull the color or they lower it too far and make the color appear muddy. This creates an uneasy feeling or unrest within the design.
  • How important is it for the comma strokes in a CDA stroke design to be double-loaded?
    • Only in the MDA Stroke design must the majority of the strokes be double-loaded.
  • Should dots be round and painted with equal spacing between them?
    • Yes. Dots should be round and have a clean appearance with equal distances between them unless the line drawing shows differently. When a dot is blotchy by not using fresh paint it gives a messy appearance.
  • What is a tangent line and when would you want to avoid it?
    • A line which meets another line or curved surface at a single point without intersecting it. Two leaves with an outside line overlapping at the same angle to make one continuous line create an awkward line and becomes difficult for the eye to separate the two objects.
  • When would you use an accent of color?
    • To bring interest and carry a color through the design.
  • Can you call or e-mail the Certification Committee Chair with questions?
    • Yes. The chair is always happy to answer any of your questions.