Spotlight on Deeksha Vajha & Texture

This drawing may first appear to be a doodle but actually quite the opposite.  Deeksha put much care and thought into her picture. This drawing is part of a series that my students do to learn about texture and pattern.  Texture is one of the Elements of Art, all patterns have a texture but not all textures have a pattern.  There are different kinds of textures: (actual (real), invented (implied) and simulated (realistic).   Deeksha first had to come up with a subject and then invent textures for each of  her shapes.  Some of the textures have patterns either in the design or the color.  This delightful drawing is whimsical and colorful.  

Deeksha Vajha.8yrs.colored pencil.2016

Deeksha Vajha.8yrs.colored pencil.2016

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