Symmetry / Asymmetry


In this assignment, you will be given the opportunity to also test your idea sketching skills. It is important to start working with basic ideas on paper and develop your concept from there on out.

  • 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 left : The figures are all the way on the left side, this makes it look like they are entering the page.

-Movement to the right : The figures are moved to the right side.

-Movement to the left : The figures are moved to the left side.

-Movement downwards : The figures are moved downwards.

-Movement upwards : The figures are moved to the top.

-Balance : Center balance between the figures and the background.

-Tension : Making one figure larger than the other to get the focus.

-Symmetry/asymmetry :

Symmetry : Two figures that are the same and beside eachother.

Asymmetry : Two figures that do not match.