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Blade Runner 2049 – Analyzed Cinema – Part Three

Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and learning tons from the Canon of Design content. I really appreciate everyones support, thank you so much! Today we have the third and final entry for our Blade Runner 2049 series. We’ve already covered tons of techniques and tips for composition and design. We even...

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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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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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Mastering Composition with a Micro Four Thirds Camera

Hey everyone, welcome back! Today we are going to be taking a look at using printed grids to organize your composition on the LCD of a Micro Four Thirds Camera. I’m also able to share some printable grids for created by a Master Pass member. Let’s see which grids we can use to master our composition...

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Mastering Composition with Odd Nerdrum

Hello to all the amazing artists out there! Today we have an exciting article that digs deep into the awesome and masterful compositions of Odd Nerdrum. Who is he? Well, I think he’s a living master, and in this article you’ll see why. He may have some questionably “odd” imagery, but he also has some ingenious compositions...

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Correcting Degas’ Painting Composition

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m finally up and moving about from my death bed (dang flu!). Seriously the most immobilizing thing I’ve ever been through, but I survived (cough cough). We’ve got a fun article today where we can see how even a master such as Edgar Degas can improve their painting composition. We’ll see...

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Score Your Compositions

Welcome back everyone, I’ve got a fun little article today! After watching the video below, which asks the question, “why is modern art so bad,” I was inspired to create a way to score composition. Of course, only someone trained in design (this could be you) will understand the techniques well enough to identify them,
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10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds – Master Composition Without It!

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the support so far with the blog and videos. Today I’m sharing a new video with the world. A video that tries to bring attention to the myths about the rule of thirds floating around out there on the internet. In my opinion, artists could master composition
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Egon Schiele Expressive Nudes Documentary

Today we have an inspiring look at Egon Schiele and his provocative and expressive nude paintings. The first time I heard of his name was in Myron Barnstone’s Drawing Class. He analyzed some of his works and showed how he was using the same composition and design techniques as the masters. What techniques was he using?...

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Myron Barnstone Interview: A Journey to Find the Techniques of Design

Mastering Composition is no easy feat, but Myron Barnstone has done an excellent job of sharing the design techniques used by master painters, and making it understandable so others can employ it into their art. Please enjoy this amazing interview with Myron describing his artistic journey, providing guidance, and telling humorous anecdotes.

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