Color and shape
Orange County, June 2015
experimenting with color and shape
Using a mandala shape, I experimented with different color combinations and variations of the shape. With color theory in mind, I contrasted a cool, dark background with a warm gradient of orange and pink hues. The goal of the exercise was to familiarize myself with color theory, to see what types of color work well, and how certain colors communicate different messages and emotion.
I also experimented with shape by duplicating a circle through a radial pattern. The opacity between the overlapping sections created an interesting and eye-catching pattern, and fit in well with Apple's golden ratio rule for iOS icons. Furthermore, the pattern scaled responsively to its size—the bigger it got, its complexity and intricacy increased with more circles added.
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