Thursday, October 29, 2009

Simulated Texture

Tuesday and Thursday evenings we worked on "simulated texture" drawings.  Students had the option to draw a texture study or fill a silhouetted shape with a texture that is different from the original or what you might expect.  The first option, texture study, is to be within a 4 x 6 in. rectangular format, drawn in graphite.  The composition should be "continuous field".  In other words, the image goes off all four sides of the composition.  The focus is on the texture; there should be no definition of the shape or form the texture is derived from.  The entire image is a rectangle of the texture. The second option, the silhouetted shape composition, is inspired by the artist Rene Magritte.  Compositions should consist of a central shape filled with a texture other than its original or natural texture.  The background should consist of a second texture contrasting the one within the silhouette. In the drawing above, an egg shape is filled with snake skin texture. Drawing by Chris Clark.

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