Pattern and Texture: Caleb McEnderfer


I took this photo of one of my ties because the pattern on the tie is a good example of my definition of pattern.

Patterns can be defined in multiple ways and it can depend on the situation, but I think that pattern can be defined as a reoccurring element that repeats to make a noticeable mark. This definition can apply to multiple elements such as dots, lines, or even culture, but patterns can be obvious or sometimes difficult to see.  My example of a pattern is the picture I took of one of my ties, which I think are a good example where you often can see patterns. This tie uses the lines at a diagonal angle that repeats on the whole tie. The tie has a very basic pattern, but patterns can be very complex by using multiple elements.




This photo is an of a rock rubbing I did of one of the large rocks in front of my house.

Texture is everywhere and it was something that the reading shed some light on for me. I would define texture as depth throughout a surface that can create a subsurface or can make the surface more three-dimensional. Texture can help people understand the surface more, an example of this would be if was wet and it was very smooth you may slip, but if the surface has more texture you will have a better grip and can walk easily. Even in the second dimension, you can still fool the eye to look like there is a texture or even a third dimension.  The photo I chose as an example was a rubbing of a rock, which required me to rub chalk along the surface of the rock and this gives the photo a lot of different depths of texture. The rock has different textures throughout the different sides of the rock and you can see that the black chalk only rubs against the top surface so the white is the subsurface.

This is a picture of my grey and blue tie, which has a very interesting pattern on the tie.

This tie is a good example of pattern and texture by using points, lines, and creating planes. The Tie has a silver/grey and blue color based pattern throughout the tie and has the pattern of shapes on the tie as well. The shape pattern throughout the tie has lines that have dots on the inside of the lines which creates another line and texture. The use of the dots creates the texture and by using the color-based pattern it can create a plane. The dots create the background and the negative space can create the lines as well as the stitching of the blue lines.

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