Squares! Thumbnail Sketches
For class we were assigned to create visual representations of certain words using only squares. Here are some of my preliminary sketches.
Active vs. Passive
For active squares I wanted to show movement, so I did that by creating squares of different sizes and tilting them to create the illusion of motion. During critiques I got a lot of positive feedback for the last one on the left. For the second one I tried to show how gravity would affect the squares. Passive was definitely a lot less intuitive than active. I tried playing around with different compositions that I thought gave a more calming feeling.
Static vs. Rhythmic
Static made me think of large, unmoving squares. I drew a lot of them stacked on top of each other to show how stable they were. For rhythmic I focused on patterns.
Symmetry vs. Asymmetry
I used vertical, horizontal, and diagonal symmetry. For asymmetry someone commented that they liked the idea of having an odd one out.