Sketchbook | Rhythm (using shape + line)

Rhythm is a design principle that uses patterns and repetition to create movement throughout the composition.

Rhythm is a pattern that is created by repeating or varying elements, with consideration given to the space between them, and by establishing a sense of movement from one element to another.” (p. 55, in the orange book)

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Using line and shape as your elements, create an interesting abstract pattern that fills the page. Try to create the illusion of depth, by using curves, overlapping lines/shapes and contrast between lights and darks. Using a range of pencil hardnesses to get a range of values.

  • 4B: softest lead/darkest mark
  • 2B
  • B
  • HB
  • 2H
  • 4H: hardest lead/lightest mark

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