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…


About Finn O'Brien

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