Lesson Task – Symmetry/ Asymmetry

  • On an A4 landscape page, draw four equal squares. Create 4 more pages in this way. So, you’ll have 5 pages with four squares on each.
  • Draw one or two squares or rectangles in each empty square to achieve the visual effects that you see on the first page of module 3 in Graphic Design School textbook. You can work with the interaction of rectangles and squares to make the balance or imbalance more evident.
  • Entering left
  • Movement to the right
  • Movement to the left
  • Movement downwards
  • Movement upwards
  • Balance
  • Tension
  • Symmetry/asymmetry

Produce at least two different versions of each effect, recording your results each time. Explain in one or two sentences what you wanted to achieve (as shown in your manual).

Entering from the left: Showing the figures entering from the left on the paper.

Movement to the right: Changing position, suggests movement to the right.

Movement to the left: Changing position, suggests movement to the left.

Movement downwards: Figurs moving down on the paper.

Movement upwards: Figurs moving up on the paper.

Balance: Centered, the space around is equal on all sides.

Tension: An unbalanced composition can lead to tension.

Symmetry: A balanced composition, identical.

Asymmetry: When parts are not exactly the same. Unequal, lack of symmetry.

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