Collect texture, you never know when you might need it!Posted: January 22, 2014
It’s a good habit to get into, collecting texture. I love the cracks and layers on the base of this frying pan. Taken into Photoshop and played with this would make a great make a great texture map. I was recently totally absorbed by an artist I heard talking on the radio but I tuned in late and had to wait the entire length of the show before I found out who I was listening to. The artist was so well spoken and enigmatic he had me riveted. One thing he said was that a definition he heard for what artists do is that an artist is someone who notices things. Overly simplistic perhaps but definitely a starting point. The artist was Grayson Perry a cross dressing potter, fascinating character. Check him out if you haven’t heard of him. In the interests of bringing this full circle I guess I could say that every artist I discover is also a bit like a texture I collect whose influence I can add like a texture map layer to my art.