1) Draw a circle in the center of the page.
2) Draw 3 circles, of different sizes, that are tangent to the old circle.
3) Each new circle should then have a set of 3 more circles, of different sizes, drawn tangent to it.
4) Draw a circle around the entire form.
5) Repeat steps 2-4, adding one more circle to steps 2 and 3 for each new cycle, until page is full
This assignment was also quite tricky because I tried to devise a set of 5 instructions that would create a random pattern. And unlike the cycle example shown in class, I wanted to expand the form instead of constricting it. My first few drafts of the instructions had people drawing circles encompassing other circles kind of like a cross section of onion layers. Therefore, I had to sit down and thing about specific words that meant touching two circles without engulfing one another. Finally I reached the conclusion of the word “tangent”. from then on all the drawings started looking the way I intended then to look. I was surprised that some people interpreted tangent as putting the circle inside the first circle rather than outside. I think that in the future, I would add an instruction that would allow the drawer to fill in the empty space. that appeared in many of the drawings.