# What are symmetrical drawings?

## What are symmetrical drawings?

A drawing that is symmetric has identical parts mirroring each other across a line of symmetry. This symmetry can be found throughout nature including the human body, the shape of leaves and the wings of a butterfly.

To be considered perfectly symmetrical, a design needs to have equally weighted visuals on either side. Symmetrical design allows you to draw attention to all areas of an image equally. Since this form of design is usually very structured and rigid in nature, it’s referred to as formal balance.

### What is asymmetrical layout?

Asymmetrical design is an intentionally uneven arrangement of visual elements. To identify an asymmetrical design, you can check for irregular sizing, changes in line weight, differing shapes and contrasting colors.

What are the symmetrical shapes?

A 2D shape is symmetrical if a line can be drawn through it and either side is a reflection of the other. The line is called a line of symmetry. This is sometimes called a ‘mirror line’ or ‘mirror symmetry’, because if you put a mirror on the line, the reflection would show the whole shape.

## What is proportion design?

Proportion refers to the relationship between one part of a design and another part or to the whole design. It is a comparison of sizes, shapes, and quantities.

How do you show proportion in art?

Measure your head from the top to the chin then divide that measurement into your overall height. For example, I am 68 inches tall and my head is 9 inches tall. 68 divided by 9 is about 7.5. I am 7.5 heads tall, the average human proportion.

### How do you create asymmetrical art?

How to Create an Asymmetric Design

1. Create balance in your asymmetric design so that one part is not much heavier than the rest.
2. Use white space to isolate one element from another.
3. Add focus to an element with color.
4. Use movement.
5. Use a grid to judge how well your asymmetric design is balanced.