Mark making to create texture

How Do I Capture Texture?

I often get asked how can I capture fur or grass or silk and this can be a difficult question to answer.  Capturing texture is a mixture of using tone and using the marks to create the texture.  Grass for example would be best captured by short strokes of line in the direction of the grass, but there are many ways of doing this and it will depend on the media. I offer a few tips…

Learning to draw and paint
Create texture through different marks

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Which White?

White paint is an area of confusion for many beginners starting to learn to paint.  Some are under the impression that you should never use white and others get confused when they see several versions of white paint such as ‘Titanium White and ‘Zinc White’.  What are the differences between the whites, which one is best and when should you use white, I will demystify the area of white paint.

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