|TEXTURE in art is like ribbons and Christmas, one an integral part of the other. Texture gives authenticity to rendered images and the integrity of surfaces created establishes reality and contrast excitement in every art style. These examples are a fragment of the created gifts of texture to be admired and interpreted.|
PART 1: ACTUAL AND VISUAL TEXTURES
TEXTURES are "surface" designs which support the illusion of real substances or present invented composites. There are 2 types of texture. ACTUAL textures refers to surface illusions of wood, water, glass, clouds, fabrics, metal, etc. VISUAL textures are linear, shape and color patterns invented for specific areas of a composition. Creation of these is limitless. Textural screens are easily made with natural materials taped to cardboard as seen below. The left poster shows actual fabric textures with 2 respective visual interpretations to its right.
The window screen above shows 3 different pattern textures with the screen used vertically, vertically and a quarter turn and half turn.
Thin cardboard strips were overlapped and glued to a cardboard base. They formed the yellow bars. Potato sacking taped to a base makes an interesting web in single or twisted overlays.
Unlike the left poster, all of these textures are "relief" patterns, that is, they are "raised" from the background surface and are intended to be used as rubbings. As such, they provide interesting surface designs for watercolor and tempera wax resists. However, they also could be substantial background or object designs when constructed for 3-dimensional display in a composition. The bottom textures from left to right are lace and a lace print, glue dripped background and print, cut cardboard "water waves" and its print.
These only touch a bare beginning of the numerous texture backgrounds one can create with very simple materials.
|From 3-d created texture boards we move on to the drawing of Visual textures for black and white and color compositions. See TEXTURE PART 2 and analyze some of the limitless textural designs one can create with line, color, shape and other texture combinations.|
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