DRAWING WITH TEXTURE
ASSIGNMENT #1 – PARTS A & B- Due- Monday, May 10
Drawing with Texture – 20 marks
Texture is one of the 7 Elements of Design, and it is one that is often neglected. Texture invites the audience of your work to “feel” the surface of it, to engage with your art through the real or imitated sense of touch. Even if the texture isn’t really on the page but is only imitated , visual touch makes a work much more engaging than no texture at all.
PART A: Rehearsing Textures – 10 marks-
Use a pen to draw different line textures. Then layer the textures lightly in some places and heavier in other places to create tones of dark and light areas. Check out these how this artists creates samples of textures that are done in a manner that creates a very real, shaded, 3D appearance using several different textural designs:
You are to design a full page collection of pen texture cubes. Your page should contain 9 different textures so that you have a texture collection and so that you have successfully rehearsed the shading principle using textures.
Using a pencil divide your sketchbook page into 9 sections. Now, using a PEN (fineliner) draw each of the textures into 3D appearing cubes, just like in the video.
PART B – Designing with Textures – 10 marks:
After having rehearsed 9 different textures put them together into a composition. Draw a texture composition using a black pen and line textures. Your illustration should only use textures to render various parts of the objects. Try creating darker and lighter values of your textures so that the illustration appears 3 dimensional.
Textures appear 3-dimensional in places – darker in some and lighter in others