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.

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    Related, possble duplicate: What is this circle technique called? (knew I'd seen that image somewhere)
    – Cai
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 21:19
  • Not sure specifically, geometric gridding would be my best guess! Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 21:24
  • That is a link to a related previous Q&A not question from me btw :)
    – Cai
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 21:26
  • Jesus sorry, what a noobish thing to do haha (first post here forgive me) Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 21:36
  • haha no problem!
    – Cai
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 22:01

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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.

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