Alongside the time I spend printing, drawing and whatever else I can fit in I’ve decided to undertake some exercises from a design book I own. Whilst the first exercises are very basic I’ll still work through them. I’m aiming to build a resource to use when evolving new ideas for future print projects.
Exercise 1: Splitting Shapes
The goal: to split recognisable shapes into parts, which are then reassembled in various formats, sometimes so the origin is still evident and sometimes so it is not.
I’ve chosen to work with triangles. I first took one triangle and reset it, photographing each time.
These patterns are based on one shape, repeated, elongated, squashed, rotated and overlaid. I could continue making many, many more and create a huge selection but the idea is to produce a few and move on to the next exercise. Easy to get bogged down at this early stage otherwise. Anyway, as I’ve done this multiple times in the past I don’t want to stagnate here.