TYS Answers to Quiz 1

Please note: these are the answers from the previous quiz. In the last issue we offered a quiz to test your knowledge. Here are the answers.
  1. Is a tipped stroke an indication of a double-loaded stroke?
    1. No. A double-loaded stroke is the application of two or more colors side by side on the brush and pulled in one continuous motion of the brush. This is a requirement in the MDA Stroke category.
  2. Can strokes be fat or skinny?
    1. Either, as long as they are consistent throughout the design.
  3. Must linework be the same thickness throughout the design or can it vary in thickness if it is consistent throughout?
    1. Yes, it can vary as long as it is consistent throughout the design.
  4. Must strokes that are along a line flow gracefully and touch the line or not touch the line?
    1. No, not touch the line.
  5. Does a stroke design require a center of interest?
    1. No.
  6. Is adding antiquing to the background and frame required?
    1. No.
  7. Are elements that are added to a design judged?
    1. Yes.
  8. Should a shadow show three values?
    1. Yes. A shadow will be darkest up against an object and fade as it moves out.
  9. Does altering the intensity of a color change its temperature?
    1. Yes. When you dull a color it cools it. When you brighten a color, such as red, it will warm it. With a strong blue it will be cooler.
  10. What is the dullness or brightness of a color?
    1. Intensity.
  11. What is the lightness or darkness of a color?
    1. Value.
  12. If the background is a soft warm yellow, would a cool blue violet butterfly come forward or recede?
    1. It would come forward. The background is the larger element so with the contrast of the cool blue violet butterfly against the warm background, the cool color will come forward.
  13. What is a tint of color?
    1. Color plus white added.
  14. When a flower in the design is in the center of interest and is lying on its side, not straight on, will all the petals have the same amount of values and intensities?
    1. No. The petals that are closest to the center of interest or light source will be on one plane. As petals move away from that area they will move on to the next plane and will need to be slightly less intense and exhibit weaker values.
  15. Can I show my entry to my friends on the Internet before my entry is judged?
    1. No. This is a test of your skills and must be completed entirely on your own. It is to be kept confidential. This infraction may result in a disqualification.
  16. When painting the design, can a monochromatic color scheme be used?
    1. No. A monochromatic color scheme is the use of one color and may not be used in a Certification entry.
  17. Would an applicant get a reduction of score if an element is accidentally left out?
    1. Yes. It is part of the test to include everything in the line drawing. There is a 5% deduction for a missing element.
  18. Is it necessary to copy a multi-petal flower petal for petal?
    1. No, as long as the flower is represented as shown (i.e., a rose or daisy) and is contained within the line drawing.
  19. Does a Still Life need resting or sit-down shadows?
    1. Yes. If there were no shadows the objects would appear to be floating.
  20. Should the frame be treated as part of the background and support the design or should it stand out and be noticed?
    1. It should not be the main attraction. It should be treated like the background and help support the design and allow the design to be the focal area.
  21. When an MDA Floral design depicts part of an object laying over the leafing, do you keep it the same values and intensities as the rest of the object?
    1. Adjust it. The leafing will be cooler or warmer, lighter or darker than the background so as you move off the background you need to make a small adjustment in the intensities and values so the object flows nicely onto the leafing and doesn’t pop out.
  22. If you choose not to develop a center of interest for the stroke design, would an antiqued background be appropriate?
    1. NO. It would draw your eye into the center of the design and give the impression that there should be a center of interest.
  23. Are transparent strokes or ridges acceptable on a stroke design?
    1. Yes, they are acceptable.
  24. Are you allowed to add a cloth under the objects in the CDA or MDA Still Life?
    1. Yes, if it covers less than 50% of the board.
  25. Must a flip on a leaf be painted if it is shown on the line drawing?
    1. Yes.
  26. If the line drawing shows a flower center, must it be painted?
    1. Yes.
  27. Should the liner on the frame have a lot of contrast?
    1. No. It should allow the design to be the focal area.
  28. When adding comma strokes as a trim on a round container in a Still Life, would the strokes stay the same size?
    1. No. If you were painting strokes on a bowl in a Still Life they would get a little smaller and be a little closer together. This would give them the appearance of going on around the bowl and away from you.