Started with frottage – trying different surfaces and different materials.
An example from my sketchbook of using different materials to depict texture. In this case a ball of wool.
These felt successful int hat I like the freedom and movement in the marks and the way direction of the yarn is rendered in the different materials.
Tried the same kind of think using a stone as the object. I think these needed greater nuance. Enjoyed the fact that I was able to depict the weight of the stone.