Compositional Elements, Continued
Textures possess value and enhance emotional expression. Loosely drawn
textures have a lighter overall value than dense textures. We equate certain
textural appearances with tactile sensations. Texture can also imply picture
depth. Fine details suggest nearness, while blurred textures denote distance.
Texture can be actual, simulated, or abstract and used to describe objects,
stimulate tactile responses, clarify spatial relationships, affect object
dominance, and enrich the picture areas.
Figure 1-12 shows how the density of a textural area determines its value.
Figure 1-12.Value determined by texture.
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