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
Drawing out a plan
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