Nikki Aviles: Texture

What first pops into my mind when I hear the word texture is something I can physically touch, or feel. Texture gives feeling to a certain object. To me, page 88 in Lynda Barry’s “What It Is” is a perfect example of texture. When I first saw this page I felt as if I was looking at a table with a bunch of different pieces of paper laid out on top of each other. I didn’t feel like I was looking at a page in a book. I felt like i could touch the different pieces of paper on the page if I wanted to and to me, thats what texture is all about.

I think the way she created this page was actually with different scraps of paper, then drew over them to add an extra layer, then scanned them on to a computer and printed the pages. I believe Lynda Barry uses this style because she is unsure of herself as an artist and often second guesses her style. I believe she is experimenting with different methods by jumbling all these different textures and ideas together to try and figure out who she is.

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Page 88. What It Is by Lynda Barry

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