Art 10C / Lundquist

PATTERN

 

Computers are very good at making a lot of copies of a single motif. You are going to take advantage of this by producing an image that is primarily composed of a repeating pattern. 

The image can be in black and white or color. If you do this project in color, you will have many more variables to work with and a chance to produce a much richer pattern. 

A pattern image can be made more intricate and intriguing by employing one (or more) of the following variations: 

       Design the basic repeating motif so that it alludes to three dimensions. Then make it appear to overlap and hide behind the other motifs in a second pattern. 

       Use a color scheme that varies as it moves across your pattern to create a second or third pattern. (example: Use a color scheme based on complimentary colors and create a monochromatic tint and shade palette for each of the colors. Then use the palette to progressively vary the color of one element of your basic motif as it moves across the page. Of course, this strategy works with other color schemes as well.) 

       Design a pattern that progressively falls apart, or combines into a single object, in an orderly fashion that will be perceived as yet another level of pattern. This is a good way to allude to movement in an otherwise static environment. 

These are only a few examples. With some thought, you could probably come up with fifty more.

 

The pattern image you design may be based on geometric or organic forms. 

The minimum size for your design is 8 X 11, but you may work on a larger scale if you wish. You may also combine panels to create different shaped designs as long as the resulting form is visually integrated with your artwork.

 

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