Actual texture is physically able to be felt through our sense of touch. Implied texture gives the impression of texture visually, but cannot be felt by touch. It is only suggested by our eyes. In graphic art and design we use texture that is implied. Implied texture is created through the use of value.
In the assignment following I applied the above information. Using multiple steps in Adobe Illustrator I created a monster character that demonstrates texture. In each element of this process I considered value and its gradual contrast change.