Learning Activity – Symmetry/asymmetry

26. October 2016 Uncategorised 0
Learning Activity – Symmetry/asymmetry

In this assignment, you will be given the opportunity to also test your idea sketching skills. It is important to start working with basic ideas on paper and develop your concept from there on out.

  1. On an A4 landscape page, draw four equal squares. Create 4 more pages in this way. So, you’ll have 5 pages with four squares on each.
  2. Draw one or two squares or rectangles in each empty square to achieve the following visual effects (refer to your textbook, p.41 as guidance). You can work with the interaction of rectangles and squares to make the balance or imbalance more evident.
    • Entering left
    • Movement to the right
    • Movement to the left
    • Movement downwards
    • Movement upwards
    • Balance
    • Tension
    • Symmetry/asymmetry

    Produce at least two different versions of each effect, recording your results each time. Explain in one or two sentences what you wanted to achieve (as shown in your manual).

  3. Submit your drawings and findings at WordPress.

 

Here you have my findings:

  • Asymmetry:
    By placing the squares not aligned to one another, and just look randomly placed on the paper, the shapes looks asymmetrical.
  • Balance:
    Here you see the rectangles are placed in the center and equal to each other. The space and around is equal on both sides.
  • Movement upwards:
    Here I have placed the squares in a position where they go upwards. In the second picture the square nearest to the edge is smaller than the one following after, indicating that they are disappearing out of the sheet.
  • Entering left:
    The square and rectangle is positioned on the left upper side of the sheet, indicating that they are entering the sheet from the left.
  • Movement to the right:
    By positioning the squares and rectangles heading towards the right side of the sheet, you get feeling they are moving to the right. The squares are positioned more on the right side of the picture, but still not all the way to the right side.
  • Movement to the left:
    By positioning the squares and rectangles heading towards the left side of the sheet, you get feeling they are moving to the left. The squares are positioned more on the left side of the picture, but still not all the way to the left side.
  • Movement downwards:
    The rectangle and squares are heading towards the bottom of the sheet, indicating they are heading downwards.
  • Tension:
    The rectangles and squares are different shapes colliding into each other and are placed next to one another, this creates tension, and you get the feeling that they are misplaced, creating chaos.
  • Symmetry:
    The rectangles are positioned equal to each other; it is the same amount of air on both sides of the rectangles, making it easy and calm to look at. The squares are positioned identical but on the opposite side of each other, having the same amount of space around them. This gives the look of calmness.

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