Pattern and Layering


Gouache on Tyvek, 12″ x 36″

Patterns are created by repeating a simple shape. This repetition can create depth, volume and even texture. My design uses layers of patterns using different shapes to create a sense of depth. The first layer is made up of spirals within squares. The next pattern used is one of hexagons, and the final layer is large four-pointed stars.

Along with layered patterns, color adds dimension to an image. Use of bright colors adds vibrancy while darker, neutral┬ácolors give a design a richer quality. This work contains a significant amout of intensity change and value shift. The darks created by mixing complimentary colors make several shades of browns and greys; these are pushed to the foreground and attract the viewers focus. The bright value shifts settle in the background, emphasizing the dark L-shaped pattern and drawing the viewer’s eye.

This entry was posted in Non-Timebased, Visual Communication and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s