Texture and Color are Important Elements of Design

Changing Texture and color can change the feeling of a painting or drawing. This drawing is done in a free app called sketchbook express which allows you to create mirror images and allows you to use a paint bucket to fill in shapes. The textures are added in a photo editing app called Snappseed. The easiest way to learn what an app can do is to play with it and experiment to see what happens. Saving your images to your photos allows you to import them between apps.

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Get Started with Sketchbook Express

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Open up your Sketchbook Express and you will see a tool bar on the top of the screen. Next tap the brush icon. Its the one that looks like a paint brush. This is where all your supplies are kept. You have airbrush, pens, pencils, brushes and erasers and every color imaginable in one place. How easy is that? This is why I have a happy face today.

IMG_3558Now it’s time to explore all the brushes and see what they do. Don’t worry about a drawing we’ll get to that tomorrow. If you want to clear your page go to the toolbar and the second icon from the right is a + sign. Just click + and click “don’t save” (unless you like it) and your new page is there. To select a color just click in the big circle for the hue and click in the diamond for the value. There are 2 sliders above your brushes. The top one is for size of brushes and the second one is for opacity. So lucky there is a box that shows exactly what you have chosen.