Visual Art Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2012  
Questions: 1 2 3 Main
General Comments


A few candidates demonstrated the following strengths: 
(1)        Knowledge of the techniques of shading
Few of the candidates demonstrated a sound understanding of the techniques of shading. This class of candidates were able to use shading (in graded tones) to indicate the source of light, show contrast between the objects and between the objects and the background.
(2)        Accurate and proportional representation of objects
Some candidates were able to render their objects and figure accurately and proportionally. The quality of the lines and drawing of the candidates were high. This class of candidates demonstrated an experience that could only have resulted from constant practice of drawing and observation.
(3)        Balanced placement of objects
Some candidates appropriately placed the objects centrally on the paper. These candidates also indicated the baseline and background which prevented the objects drawn from hanging loosely in space and consequently facilitated balanced layout.
(4)        Strong line qualities
Powerful line qualities were used by some candidates to give vitality and dynamism to the picture.

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