You have ventured into the realm of Britty and I hope you enjoy your visit!
Today we shall explore my exploration of using black squares to fix problems.
The assignment was to use black squares to embody certain words. I hope that I did them a little bit of justice!
Order-Originally I was going to do a checkerboard pattern, but then I realized that diagonals can be orderly too! It’s a nice, neat little pattern that feels very solid.
Increase-I did this one a couple times, but my idea was to increase the size of the square and the height played a small part. It feels very thought bubble with squares and I like that!
Bold-I was thinking about doing a dark square in the middle of the page, but then I realized I could do something similar. I choose to make the square out of squares because it was bold and drew your attention right where I wanted it to go.
Congested-I’m sure this isn’t the most original congested piece, but my other ideas felt more orderly than congested. I wanted to give a feel of gravity.
Playful-You can kind of see the next piece underneath, but if you just focus on the two black squares, that was my intention. I liked these two because they aren’t on the conventional plane, and they are surrounded by negative space. Drawing your eye in and focused. I thought it felt playful and a bit reminiscent of a bow tie.
Tension-What causes more tension than the odd tile out in the bathroom? Again, this isn’t super complex, but I still felt it really gave the feel of tension.
All of these pieces were made with black masking tape in my sketchbook.
As always, have a fantastic day!