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Dynamic Symmetry: Themes of Root Rectangles

Welcome back everyone, thanks for all of the continued support! I’ve got a huge article for you today. We are going to be digging deep (super deep) into dynamic symmetry and looking at how the root rectangles can be easily divided into themes. Dynamic symmetry is a simple tool…after all it’s just lines right? Yet, a lot...

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Email Q and A: How Did the Masters Learn Dynamic Symmetry?

Hey everyone, huge thanks for all of the support…you keep this site going! Today we have another Email Q &A where I help a fun member with a great question. He is curious of how the masters learned root rectangles and dynamic symmetry to create such masterful compositions. We’ll soon find out!

How the Masters Used Dynamic Symmetry – Picasso “The Frugal Repast”

Hey everyone, huge thanks for all of the support! I’ve got an exciting video where I show you how Pablo Picasso used dynamic symmetry in his amazing etching called “The Frugal Repast.” I analyzed his masterpiece, drew out the dynamic symmetry grid onto my paper, adjusted his design, and finished drawing it with pencil. You’ll...

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Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the amazing support as always! I truly appreciate everyone! We’ve got a great painting by Toulouse Lautrec that we are going to be analyzing today. We’ll see how he uses design techniques like, figure-ground relationship, dynamic symmetry, arabesques, and gamut to create his masterpiece. We’ll also take a...

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Bresson’s Most Famous Negative Analyzed

Hey everyone, welcome back! Huge thanks for the tremendous support! I’m so appreciative of everything and you are the reason this site is still up and available for artists to learn from. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most famous photographs. We’ll see the original negative and...

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My $200 Pencil Sharpener for Drawing

Huge thanks to everyone for all of the continued support, much love!! Here’s a fun video showing how to sharpen pencils for drawing. I always thought shaving it down with a razor and sandpaper was a pain in the butt, so I decided to try it another way. I’ll show you the traditional way, and
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Dynamic Symmetry: How to Draw the Grid with Math

Hey everyone, thanks so much for all of the support! I appreciate all of the love! This video is a continuation of the previous one (see #431) where I showed how to draw the dynamic symmetry grids onto a canvas. In this video you’ll learn how to use simple math (if I can do it, I...

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Dynamic Symmetry – How to use it in Photography and Painting

Hey everyone, thanks for all of the continued support. Much love! I’ve got a new video on dynamic symmetry for everyone! Using the dynamic symmetry grids is a great way to incorporate unity, movement and rhythm within your art…whether it’s photography, or painting. Dynamic symmetry can be used for all visual arts, and I show
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Email Q & A: What is the Golden Section

Hello everyone, thanks for all of the continued support and love! Much appreciated as always! I didn’t think I’d be doing another Q & A so soon, but this one turned into a long discussion about the definition of the golden section. It sprouted from some confusion from a Myron Barnstone video, so I’m glad we...

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“Moby” the Mobile Studio: for Painting and Photography

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the continued support…I really appreciate all of the emails, comments, and messages. Today I’m going to let you in on a huge project I’ve been working on. I built a mobile studio! My girlfriend and I have a tiny apartment in Hawaii, so there’s not much room
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