You've got to have rhythm
What is rhythm? Rhythm is a principal of design that refers to ways of combining elements to produce the appearance of movement in artwork. It may be achieved through repetition, alteration or progression of an element.
*A visual beat
*A pattern has rhythm, but not all rhythm is patterned.
Pages 178-183 in The Visual Experience
You've Got to Have Rhythm Keynote
Create an abstract drawing that exemplifies the principal of rhythm. By using stencils, line, and color you will also be portraying an emotion of your choice.
Step 1: Choose an emotion that you want to portray through your drawing.
Step 2: Create at least 3 stencils of abstract shapes. A variety of shapes and sizes is a good thing.
Step 3: Use your stencils to create your abstract drawing.
Step 4: Choose a color scheme that will help aid in communicating the emotion. Limit your color choice so the message stays focused.
Step 5: On the back of your work write which emotion you chose and explain, in a few sentences, how you communicated this emotion and how you created rhythm.
Tips to keep in mind
*Rotate your stencils to add variety.
*Use multiple different media to make interesting textures.
*Pay close attention to how color and line can create different moods and feelings.
*Curved lines and cool colors tend to create a calm effect.
*Sharp angles and warm colors feel more exciting.
More on rhythm
What I am looking for when grading:
-Effective use of line and color
-Rhythm was created
-Movement flows to a focal point
-The piece has variation
-The piece is unified