Whenever you talk about the surface quality of
an object, you are discussing its texture.
the element of art that refers to the way things feel, or look as if you could
feel if touched (the illusion of touch).
Types of textures
Texture is the character of a surface and is both tactile
Tactile texture is the tactile quality of a surface,
such as rough, smooth, sticky, fuzzy, soft or slick. A real texture is one you can actually feel
with your hand, such as
a piece of sandpaper, a wet glass, or animal fur. It also can be created by an
artist by doing a collage.
Visual texture is a visual quality of a surface.
It is the result from painting or drawing as the real texture. Visual texture is an illusion of texture created by an artist. Paint can be manipulated to give the
impression of texture, while the paper surface remains smooth and flat.
This four images are axamples of Tactile texture: Wood, water, grass and paper.
Two examples of tactile texture: textile and writing.
Is there any difference between natural and artificial light?
What happens when there is no light?
What happens when an object stands in front of the light?
Will the shade be the same if we change the position of the light?
Light and shadowsvisually define objects. Before you can draw the
light and shadows you see, you need to train your eyes to see like an
Valuesare the different shades of grey between white and black. Artists use values to translate the light and shadows to create the illusion of a third dimension.
A full range of values is the basic ingredient for shading. When you
can draw lots of different values, you can begin to add shading, and
therefore depth, to your drawings. With shading, the magical illusion of three-dimensional reality appears on your drawing paper.
Do you remember what a geometric shape is? Name me some.
FORM and VOLUME___________________________________________________________
Form is an element of art. At its most basic, a form is a
three-dimensional geometrical figure (i.e.: sphere, cube, cylinder,
cone, etc.), as opposed to a shape, which is two-dimensional, or flat.
A form always has three dimensions; length, width and height. When you
stand next to an object you can go round it and see the three
Volume(three-dimensionality) can be simulated in a two-dimensional work (like a drawing) thanks to the use of light and shadows, perspective, etc.