Pattern and Texture: Joshua Murphy


Image by Simon Stankowski. This is an image by Simon Stankowski showing the cut in half view of a tree trunk. This image was found on Unsplash with no description or details.

I have chosen this round of wood as my image to demonstrate my understanding of pattern and texture. Before we started the reading on pattern and texture, I will admit that I had little knowledge on the importance of texture. Pattern is a concept that I have used in past classes through out my college career so I had some what of a basis to work off of. Pattern is the repetition of a design element that is seen over and over. It does not necessarily need to be the same thing duplicated so long as it follows the rhythm of the image. pattern is formed out of points that in turn can be made into lines when they are one after another, as we learned lines do not need to be straight such as the rings in the round. The pattern that can be seen in the round comes from the rings that cover the surface of the round. The rings start from the middle and move out, they are all roughly the same width, make a circle around the round, and continue the repetition through out the entire image. Another small repetition that I noticed was how the when the rings are deformed in certain spots the following rings repeat the deformation as well.  Moving on now to the texture of the image. Texture is the feeling of something, in the case of my image the texture would be the rough look of the round and the bumps from the rings and cracks on the surface. Texture is very important to an image because it gives the real world detail to the image that helps the view further understand what the object is made out of and what a physical touch would feel like. Looking at this image i am able to tell what it would feel like if i rubbed my hand over the top, i can even tell what the cut marks at the bottom of the image would feel like. One extra thing with the round is that it is not centered or straight in the image, it has a point where the pattern come from that draws the eye to it even thought it is not the center of the image.


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