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How to Self-Critique Your Photo or Painting

Hey everyone, welcome back to another educational article based on composition and design! As always, huge thanks for the amazing support! Today we are going to take a look at some highly effective techniques you can use to critique your work when no one else is there to help you out. We’ve covered some of these...

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Vincent Van Gogh Gold Mine of Paintings and Drawings

How’s everyone doing today? Huge thanks for all of your continued and amazing support! Much love! I wanted to share with you guys one of the best resources on the internet for viewing Vincent Van Gogh’s stunning work. Sure, you could just use Google, but you will most likely view his paintings or drawings as rather
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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

Welcome back everyone, huge thanks for all of the continued support! Today we have another helpful article that covers how to create a hierarchy in your photograph or painting. Why would we want to do this? To give emphasis where it’s needed and create order within the composition. I’ll show you plenty of examples, so you...

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The Top Techniques to Create Visual Impact in Your Art

Huge thanks to all The Master Pass members for your amazing support! You help keep this blog going! Your support allows me to share these techniques with the world…inevitably changing the future of art. Too awesome! Today we are going to look at the top composition techniques to create visual impact in your art. Photography, painting,...

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Using Ambiguity to Strengthen the Storytelling of Your Art

Hey everyone, hope you are doing well! Much love for all of the continued support, I can never thank you enough! Today we are going to look at how ambiguity can strengthen your storytelling. Essentially, ambiguity means we are leaving stuff out. You ask, “and that’s suppose to strengthen the story?” The short answer is,...

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Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers – P.O.V. Black and White Street Photography

Hey everyone, welcome back! Huge thanks for all of the continued support. A year has gone by since the last video “Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers,” so I’m excited to bring you this black and white follow-up. I’ve packed it full of excellent tips and design techniques, which can be applied to many different
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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!

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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