6.0 Symmetrical Sequence: 2 Elements

dual_sequence1Now let’s changes things up a little bit and add another layer of elements to coordinate.

Symmetry is a precise form of balance. It typically involves a center axis, whether actual or implied. The left half looks like the right half; upper half like the lower half and so on. Think mirror-like. Multiple layers of symmetrical items may actually begin to form their own coordinated sort of carefully crafted rhythms, potentially making compositions far more dynamic and interesting.

(To get a better idea as to how separate elements can integrate, review the definition of Unity, the Pinterest board overview of Unity, or the video on Unity.)

It’s your turn! Create your own version of an alteredprogressive sequence through the vehicle of your choosing: photography, painting, drawing, digital tools, mixed media, etc.

Below are examples of symmetrical sequences using two elements. Click through each image to find relevant Pinterest details.

When you’re done, post to the Exercise Blog and share: Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, or Instagram.

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