Mountain Process

The design derived from the rocks is based on the direction projected by the layers of rock. The initial thought was to use line work to elicit movement; however, when adding color I experimented with adding filled shape. I found that by adding awkward shapes it created a more cohesive composition. Furthermore, the dynamics of the line contrasts nicely with the stability of the shapes. I looked at how the design would appear without the lines, yet it lost the movement and direction. Lastly, I attempted to remove the gaps between the individual spaces, but it came across as congested, and disorganized. Color helped this composition join as abstract components. I used varied tints and shades of green and yellow. It created a feeling of earthiness I strived for. Additionally, the yellow is accented by the sparingly used purple.
When evaluating my tile as a repeating pattern, I thought mostly about how the color of the negative space will influence the pattern. I chose to put each form close together in order to create a similar shape out of the negative space. I experimented with filling the space with the circular shape, but it looked out of place. Also, when repeated even more, the angles of the colored shapes creates a diagonal pattern throughout. In my final pattern I determined a dark green to be the right choice for the background. The darkness helps define each individual form, while not being overbearing. In addition, the shade of green present follows the color scheme as it is a deviation of the green already present.