E3 Repetition, Variation & Rhythm

leaves4Exercise goals: Repetition and variation combining to create a unified and rhythmical statement.

Produce a item found in nature that contains lines such as an orange slice; a leaf, a tree branch, etc. On a separate layer, duplicate this item and enlarge it. On another layer, duplicate the item again but this time, reduce it. Take either the enlargement or the reduction and change something about it to make it appear somewhat different from the original.

Next, create a few words and arrange them in a way that repeats something about the shape or structure of the original item.

In the above example, both the typography and the leaves share a similarity due to the use of a central axis. Repetition and variation are on display on multiple levels.

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