We started to a new semester, but we're continuing to build our drawing skills onto last semester's lessons. The new art element is: TEXTURE.
"Texture is the illusion of a surface quality made by repeating lines, shapes and colors with variety."
Here are some examples of texture in famous artwork. All of them are paintings, except for the rhino, which is an etching. Some words we use to describe texture are: bumpy, rough, wet, cool, soft, furry, fluffy, silky, prickly, fuzzy, grassy, and smooth.
I had the students carefully observe the texture in the illustrations of "Where the Wild Things are", by Maurice Sendak, while I read the story to them. We practiced making texture with repeating lines and shapes. Then we drew our rumpusing monsters.
Here's the Step-by-Step lesson with the texture practice page:
Hi! I'm Brook and I'm passionate about learning and teaching visual art with the classical method.