draw /drɔː/ (verb) to make pictures, or a picture of something, with a pencil, pen or chalk (but not paint) Example: Matthew was drawn to a career in cooking
art /ɑːrt/ (noun) the use of the imagination to express ideas or feelings, particularly in painting, drawing or sculpture Example: Her performance displayed great art
light /laɪt/ (noun) the energy from the sun, a lamp, etc. that makes it possible to see things Example: My father bought a new light yesterday.
pencil /ˈpensl/ (noun) a narrow piece of wood, or a metal or plastic case, containing a black or coloured substance, used for drawing or writing Example: This is my pencil.
model /ˈmɑːdl/ (noun) a copy of something, usually smaller than the original object Example: We would like to have a look at model 321A.
design /dɪˈzaɪn/ (noun) the general arrangement of the different parts of something that is made, such as a building, book, machine, etc. Example: This dress has a beautiful design.
landscape /ˈlændskeɪp/ (noun) everything you can see when you look across a large area of land, especially in the country Example: The mountains dominate the landscape.
paper /ˈpeɪpər/ (noun) the thin material that you write and draw on and that is also used for wrapping and packing things Example: He scribbled the number on a scrap of paper.
brush /brʌʃ/ (verb) to clean, polish or make something smooth with a brush Example: Do you brush your teeth every day?
ink /ɪŋk/ (noun) coloured liquid for writing, drawing and printing Example: a pen and ink drawing
illustrate /ˈɪləstreɪt/ (verb) to use pictures, photographs, diagrams, etc. in a book, etc. Example: His lecture was illustrated with photos taken during the expedition.
frame /freɪm/ (noun) a strong border or structure of wood, metal, etc. that holds a picture, door, piece of glass, etc. in position Example: I'm going to paint the door frame white.
colour /ˈkʌlər/ (noun) the appearance that things have that results from the way in which they reflect light. Red, orange and green are colours . Example: What colour do you like?
primary color /ˌpraɪmeri ˈkʌlər/ (noun) one of the three colours, red, yellow and blue, that can be mixed together to make all other colours Example:
secondary color /ˈsɛk(ə)nd(ə)ri ˈkʌlə/ (noun) one of the three colors – orange, green, or purple – that can be made by mixing together two of the primary colors Example:
pastel /pæˈstel/ (noun) soft coloured pigment (= a powder that is mixed with liquid to make paint) , used for drawing pictures Example:
wood carving /wʊd ˈkɑːvɪŋ/ (noun) is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object Example:
porcelain /ˈpɔːrsəlɪn/ (noun) a hard, white, shiny substance made by baking clay and used for making delicate cups, plates and other objects; objects that are made of this Example:
stained glass /ˌsteɪnd ˈɡlæs/ (noun) pieces of coloured glass that are put together to make windows showing pictures or special designs, especially in churches Example:
stippling /ˈstɪplɪŋ/ (noun) the technique of painting or drawing something using small marks Example:
wax /wæks/ (noun) a solid substance that is made from beeswax or from various fats and oils and used for making candles , polish , models, etc. It becomes soft when it is heated. Example:
varnish /ˈvɑːrnɪʃ/ (noun) a liquid that is painted onto wood, metal, etc. and that forms a hard shiny surface that you can see through when it is dry Example:
turpentine /ˈtɜːrpəntaɪn/ (noun) a clear liquid with a strong smell, used especially for making paint thinner and for cleaning paint from brushes and clothes Example:
masterpiece /ˈmæstərpiːs/ (noun) a work of art such as a painting, film, book, etc. that is an excellent, or the best, example of the artist’s work Example: The Mona Lisa is a masterpiece by the Italian artist, Leonardo da Vinci.
mosaic /məʊˈzeɪɪk/ (noun) a picture or pattern made by placing together small pieces of glass, stone, etc. of different colours Example:
palette /ˈpælət/ (noun) a thin board with a hole in it for the thumb to go through, used by an artist for mixing colours on when painting Example:
sculpt /skʌlpt/ (verb) to make figures or objects by carving or shaping wood, stone, clay , metal, etc. Example:
visual /ˈvɪʒuəl/ (adjective) of or connected with seeing or sight Example:
eraser /ɪˈreɪsər/ (noun) a small piece of rubber or a similar substance, used for removing pencil marks from paper; a piece of soft material used for removing chalk marks from a blackboard Example: I like this eraser very much.
easel /ˈiːzl/ (noun) a wooden frame to hold a picture while it is being painted Example:
graphite /ˈɡræfaɪt/ (noun) a soft black mineral that is a form of carbon . Graphite is used to make pencils, to lubricate machines and in nuclear reactors . Example:
chalk /tʃɔːk/ (noun) a type of soft white stone Example:
watercolor /ˈwɔːtərkʌlər/ (noun) paints that you mix with water, not oil, and use for painting pictures Example: I prefer painting with watercolors.
portrait /ˈpɔːrtrət/ (noun) a painting, drawing or photograph of a person, especially of the head and shoulders Example:
sketch /sketʃ/ (noun) a simple picture that is drawn quickly and does not have many details Example:
animate /ˈænɪmeɪt/ (verb) to make something more lively or full of energy Example:
composition /ˌkɑːmpəˈzɪʃn/ (noun) the different parts that something is made of; the way in which the different parts are organized Example: