- an artist’s journal, unlined notebook, or piece of paper
- A few round objects to trace circles of different sizes
- pencil or pen
Draw overlapping circles and then fill with a variety of creative patterns. The circular shape will act as a container for experimenting with line.
- Fill the page with intersecting circles of different sizes by tracing around the edge of circular objects
- Now fill in the circles varying the mark as you go from circle to circle.
Here are a variety of mark making suggestions
- Broken Lines
- Scalloped Lines
- Loops and Scribbles
- Jagged Zigzags
- Close Clusters
- Loose Lines
- Interlocking Lines
Reflections on the Exercise
- Practicing different styles of marks feels good.
- I think there is a tendency to repeat the same marks over and over. This exercise will help encourage difference in lines.
- It can be interesting when two patterns overlap