25 Days to Better Drawings – Day Thirteen – Texture Study #2

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Description: Learn how to create the illusion of texture in a drawing by combining shapes of value with directional stroking.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencils: H, HB, and 2B, white drawing paper, blending stump, and a kneaded eraser.



25 Days to Better Drawings – Day Thirteen – Texture Study #2 — 4 Comments

  1. Okay, THAT was hard. I have plenty of patience, but I think I might have managed better with a more textured paper. My paper has almost no tooth. Also, I find that I need to move to a softer pencil early on as I’m not achieving the strength of value as you are and I’m scratching the paper in attempt to do so. Your comment? On the bright side, I guess the challenge to get brick and mortar texture onto smooth paper is all the greater learning experience…

    • You can always try a rougher paper. We all have different approaches and that’s always okay. Some may find that a smoother surface gives them more control over the texture, while others may prefer to rely more on the tooth to create the impression of visual texture.

  2. hard hard for me to get the illusion of texture. I definitely learned about shine by getting shine 😐 I know I learned but the result is less competent than other lessons.

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