Monday, September 6, 2010

Exercise in drawing texture

You need:

  1. white drawing paper
  2. ruler
  3. pencil
  4. indian ink
  5. dip pen
  6. coloured paper
  7. glue

Tell students about texture: the way something is made, how the surface feels and what structure looks like. Let them feel several textures: the wall, an orange, stuffed animal etc. Discuss how texture can be drawn. A wall is not so difficult, but how do you draw texture in an orange? And how would you draw texture in a stuff animal?

Students draw six squares from 5 by 5 cm on their sheet using a ruler and pencil. Draw with indian ink six different textures in the squares. Cut the squares and make a composition of them on a coloured paper.