In my piece, there is no focal point. However, there is an implied line from the top right descending to the bottom left creating the illusion that they will meet off the paper. A visual flow has been established by the lines that move around the page. The lines are changing from thick to thin to make the lines appear as if they are 3- dimensional. There is a directional conflict in the areas that have the straight vertical lines and the intersecting curvy horizontal lines. I could have improved on the “neatness” of the lines. Although the lines are curvy I found it difficult to create clean lines. My final design was mounted on bristol board.
The focal point of my piece is seen by the anxious lines in the top right corner. This is because a majority of the lines are straight and having a chaotic cluster of lines draws the eye’s attention. By incorporating different weight of lines the eye moves around the work to establish a visual flow. The diagonal lines bring the attention down and the curve brings the eye over to the right. My lines are strong, jittery, and anxious.I think my piece is successful in many aspects such as the composition and line variation. I wish I would have not left as much negative space in certain areas.
The focal point of my image is optical. The image does not have a single focal point but rather has the eye move across the page with the flow of the lines. By having the lines curve in different directions, it establishes a sense of movement. I also thickened some areas on certain lines to give the illusion of depth. I was able to use the PITT pens to create smooth lines that are calming and pleasing to the eye. While some elements of my work are successful such as line density and movement, I wish I had used a ruler to create straighter lines where needed. I believe I achieved a successful piece that was mounted properly onto the bristol board.