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Uploaded: March 25, 2012
Artist: NeonFire
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: March 25, 2012
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I think this original tut will have you all thinking. In art, my class has been doing a lot of non-objective (abstract) works. I LOVE abstract design, so I started experimenting with my own Op Art. Afterr a few days, I came across a really cool design type that has literally infinate possibilities. This type of Op Design is super easy to make and experiment with, and turns out looking really cool. I usually use a pen to make these, but pencils work too. I was going to make this tut longer, but I decided not to. I hope you have fun learning how to make an op design with this tut. Please rate, comment, and post the finished design! Happy drawing!

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how to create your own op design

How to Create Your Own Op Design

how to create your own op design step 1

STEP 1.

Start by drawing three geometric shapes.(Geometric shapes are shapes that have certain requierments, ex. a rectangle) I chose a circle, a triangle, and a rectangle, but you can do whatever you want. I chose Geometric shapes because once we get to coloring, it will be a whole lot easier.
 
how to create your own op design step 2

STEP 2.

Draw five more shapes to connect the first shapes. As long as they're geometric, there are no rules.
 
how to create your own op design step 3

STEP 3.

This might look overwhelming at first, but don't worry. All you have to do is add about 8 to 10 more shapes that all overlap with something.
 
how to create your own op design step 4

STEP 4.

Locate your empty space. (The emty space on mine is shown in blue) The empty space is where there are no shapes or overlaps.
 
how to create your own op design step 5

STEP 5.

Any area that touches the empty space has to be filled in with black. This doesn't count overlaps. Those areas should remain white.
 
how to create your own op design step 6

STEP 6.

Now you may notice that it doesn't look quite right. This is because some areas are surrounded by white spaces. I placed a red dot in each area like that on mine.
 
how to create your own op design step 7

STEP 7.

Well, you probably guessed it! Now we'll fill those areas in. Remember to keep a steady hand so that the areas you want to keep white stay like that.
 
how to create your own op design step 8

STEP 8.

Now please allow me to point out some mistakes that you might make. I've made these mistakes, so you have a primary source. The blue arrow is pointing at two black areas next to each other. The red arrow is pointing to a white area that's touching the empty space. Both of these mistakes are bad. If you start to notice this happening, STOP. If you continue, A huge chain reaction will occur, and the finished product won't look as good as you planned.
 
how to create your own op design step 9

STEP 9.

This is completely optional. If you want, you can color in the white areas and the empty areas. My reccomendation would be to use a medium color for theempty area and a bright color (highlighters) for the white areas. Once you're satisfied, you're done! Now go and experiment on your own!