What Are Some Different Types of Textures?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 4:14:57 PM ET

There are probably thousands of texture types, but in general they fall under the broad categories of rough and smooth. Smooth textures include slick, silky, soft and slimy. Rough textures are more varied and include bumpy, scaly, coarse, sandy and rocky. Without texture, art lacks life and vibrancy. While this is fine in certain art styles, texture is critical in many others.