This drawing may first appear to be a doodle but actually quite the opposite. Cailyn 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). Cailyn 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.
Posted with permission.