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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What Do I Do When It All Goes Wrong?

There will be days, hours, months and sometimes years when you are feeling very frustrated with creating art.  This is an element of the beginning start of learning to draw and paint for most people, but it might surprise you to realise that it doesn’t stop.  Many professional artists feel this way regularly and it seems to be part of the process of creating.  What can we do when it all gets too much?

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