Op Art

Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. (wikipedia)

Op Art #1 Assignment

1.To begin draw a 7″ square centered on to a page in your sketchbook. Using a ruler and 2H pencil.

2.Draw an “X”.

3.Measure up each leg of the “X” equally all around. There should be at least fifteen measured marks that get smaller as you get to the center of the “X”.

4.Using the straight edge connect the marks.

5.Using a fine point sharpie fill in “every other one”. Be precise.

Op Art #2 Assignment

1.Trace 7″ square.

2.Create two curved lines (using a compass). that reaches the top and bottom as well as cross each other in the center.

3.Measure out horizontal lines 1/4″ apart.

4.Using a Sharpie fill “every other one”. Be precise.

Grading criteria is based on the completed optical illusion :”working” . If the marker is sloppy the illusion will not work