does anyone here have any advice or know of any good resources/video tutorials, that would demonstrate how to work with circles & grids in a nice easy workflow. I saw something about using plugins from astute graphics though I am totally new to those tools. I've attached an image to help demonstrate what I mean.
this design would begin as a sketch that has developed over multiple observations and refinements - then the circles are grouped and placed in illustrator (in a layer/s) to minimise non-essential shapes. Your right brain will start to take over and you will be able to visualise your desired design emerging - like watching clouds as they blow overhead for into recognisable animal shapes or the like. Feel the Force.