Exercise 16: Experimenting with texture

Collect a range of objects with different textures.  Make a series of 5cm squares in your sketchbook.  Use pencil or pen to experiment with depicting the textures.  

texture samples

texture samples

 

I used a variety of items – string, a dishcloth, garlic, woven basket, fake fur, pumice, banana skin, wood grain, old nailbrush, bubble wrap, shaving brush, metal, beads, and lace.  As I noted in my sketch book, I found it hard to find a wide array of textures, as many of them seemed to recur throughout our flat.  I was interested to note that the absence of explanatory lines or colour makes the depiction of texture much harder to create.

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