Value and Shape

This is something from a recent assignment that was an interesting exercise in shape and value. This project emphasizes the use of curvilinear shapes, specifically circles of various sizes and values. Additionally, there is extensive use of the number 75, and to a lesser extent 11, throughout the work.

Each circle is 75% the size of the next largest circle starting at 11″ for the largest circle.

Circles 1, 3 and 5 (from largest to smallest) are values of black (CYMK) that are 56, 75 and 100 respectively. 75 is of course 75% of 100 and 56 is 75% of 75.

Conversely, circles 2, 4 and 6 (from largest to smallest) are values of black (CYMK) that are 34, 19 and 11 respectively. I chose 11 for the smallest circle to coincide with the size of the largest circle. 19 is 75% more than 11 and 34 is 75% more than 34.

My goal was to achieve movement through space by placing each circle at either the 0, 90, 180 or 270 degree points of the larger circle it sits within. I did this in a clockwise manner which gives it a swirl effect. I used various values of black to bring unity to the overall design. And instead of using lines, I used value to define each shape.