Playing with shapes… seriously

The more I work on my book project the more I realise that negative space and basic shapes are terrifying! Its a lot easier to fill a page with complex designs and illustrations than it is to make a blue page work! The same goes for simple shapes, and I have been exploring how these can work and how the eye responds to these basic shapes.

These images in context act as a break form a more complex page in my book, giving the eye time to pan out and take in the space before being confronted by a full bleed page of colour or illustration. The idea is to make the eye work, to feel pressured, up close, and then with a tun of the page experience a free and simple design before being plunged back into a more intense environment. the book is all about looking after all!

More images of my book to follow…

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About Finn O'Brien

Illustrator and creative. Specializing in traditional print and digital media. Part of the Paper Jukebox Collective.
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