Crop Circle Designs; Simple Circle Arrangements

By Xah Lee. Date:

These designs are all based on circles arranged in some regular way.

Circles Around a Circle

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These are simply circles arranges around a circle over regular intervals. Different size of circles and different intervals create different patterns.

Once you have all these circles, taking out arc segments in a regular way can create beautiful patterns. Think about how this one is done. image source
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Again, take out areas can create different effects.
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In this one, you replace arcs by lines to create a different effect. image source
This spiral design is done by taking out all arc segments of one orientation. image source