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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 31 ART 101

Texture

FEELING WITH YOUR EYES

 

Unlike other elements of art, texture engages our sense of touch. Soft, silky, rough, bumpy, slick, grainy—all of these tactile qualities (and more) can be represented with drawing or painting media, triggering our brain to imagine what the surface may feel like.

 

The appearance of texture (or perceived texture) emerges when light falls across a surface. Light defines even the subtlest of peaks and dips, helping us “read” the feel of a surface. Communicating this dynamic between light and shadow is essential for realistic drawing and painting. Don’t underestimate the benefits of incorporating ...

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