Pattern and Texture: Bryan Duran


A painting by Artist Pollyanna Pickering.

The term pattern can be defined in many different ways. Depending on the situation, a pattern can be defined as repetition of different or same components that come together to make a whole piece. A repeated decorative design can be used to describe the definition. Components such as dots, stripes, and grids provide designs to provide different elements to help make the component come together as a whole. The picture I included is an painting by an Artist about a zebra. The artist used the pattern that the zebras have on their stripes to make the piece stand out. I liked this photo because you could say that there are two patterns, the black stripes and the white stripes.


A picture of tree bark that I found on the internet.

Texture can be used to describe the elements and feeling of the piece. Different components can make a piece have different kinds of texture. In art two types of texture exist, tactile and implied. Tactile texture is the way a surface actually feels, such as sandpaper or tree bark. Implied texture is the way the surface of an object “looks” like it feels. This is created with different pencil and brush or other drawing media techniques. After doing the reading, I was surprised to know just how much goes into texture and different kinds of qualities that count as texture too. With texture you are looking at physical trait, as well as what you would expect to feel through a picture. Texture can be shown in different sort of ways, other than just physically real or apparent. In the photo that I picked you can clearly see how the texture of tree looks like. You can literally picture placing your hand on the tree and knowing the texture.


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