Day 23: Fill in the circles – Vary the line

Gather Materials:

  • an artist’s journal, unlined notebook, or piece of paper
  • A few round objects to trace circles of different sizes
  • pencil or pen

Today’s Exercise

Draw overlapping circles and then fill with a variety of creative patterns. The circular shape will act as a container for experimenting with line.

Practicing Variety

  • 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
  • Dots
ntersecting circles with different marks

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

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