Mirroring and repetition; whether it be with image, or text, or metaphor, or motif, is a powerful tool. It reinforces meaning, draws attention to itself, and acts as a visual balance across pages. Alan Moore uses repetition quite a bit in his work, with recurring patterns of shape and word that seem to gather weight with each successive use. These cleverly crafted repetitions lend a sense of building momentum that add extra dimension and texture to his work. The mirroring that you see below was completely unintentional, however once I noticed it I realised how little I’ve made use of repetition and mirroring so far. This is something I will remedy in the coming pages, and keep in mind once I come back through for the second draft.
- by DCFisher