Saturday, 7 May 2011

Exercise - Rhythms and patterns 2

Patterns are also produced by repeated pieces within a scene, but are more static in nature. They tend to work well when filling the whole image, and a re satisfying of themselves.

Example 1.

Turkish Delight

Here the pattern is slightly irregular, but the sweets are themselves regular, (and enticing).

Example 2.

Black Olives

The subject here is again very enticing, the shape of the olives is exaggerated by the sun reflecting from the oil. The repetition acts to enhance the shapes.

 Example 3.

Giant fern.

Here the pattern is caused by the repeating of the leaves, echoed by the smaller repetitions of the branches of the leaves, it is not totally regular, but leads the eye down into the middle of the plant.

Example 4.

Garden Door, Malleny House.

Here the pattern is a very deliberate design on the part of the blacksmith, the rigidity of it is broken by the leaves in the bottom right corner, which are echoed by the shadow in the top left corner.

Patterns are another interesting part of making images, the can act to fill the whole space with an even coverage , ot can act to lead the eye into the centre of the image.

Learning Points:
  1. Think about where the edges of the frame are to emphasise any rhythm
  2. When using a series of objects with a stronglty repeating pattern consider filling the whole image with them to make them more powerful.

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