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Vincent Van Gogh – Analyzed Painting #5

Hey everyone, I hope you are well. Thanks for joining in today, and for all of the support thus far. It’s always appreciated! We’re going to be analyzing one of my favorite Vincent Van Gogh paintings today. It’s one of his closest friends from Arles (France), postman Joseph Roulin, and the painting is located in the...

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Aerial Composition and Dynamic Symmetry

Hey everyone, another massive thanks for being so supportive of the Canon of Design! I really appreciate all of the nice emails and comments. I’m thrilled to share with you an exciting video where I fly the Mavic Pro drone around a stunning location in Hawaii. I place the Root 6 dynamic symmetry grid on...

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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

Hey everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support! Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 techniques for mastering composition. There are plenty of tools we can use to communicate our visual message with clarity, but these are by far the most important. Meaning, they are applied...

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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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5 Reasons Why Scanning Your Own Film is Better

This article is for anyone curious about scanning their own film…or knowing how we’ve all been duped when sending it to the lab. I’ll also be showing plenty of examples, some of my new scans, and even a new challenge/commitment to myself. One which was inspired by the Master photographers of Magnum Photos…heck, even Garry Winogrand
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Eugene Romain Thirion – ANALYZED PAINTING

362/365 Today we have a look at this interestingly violent painting of “Perseus and the Head of Medusa” by Eugene Romain Thirion. He’s another master painter who knew about the techniques of design. Let’s take a look at how he uses the, now, lost techniques of visual communication to create his masterpiece....

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Photography Exercise to Quickly See a Design

360/365 It’s extremely important to practice techniques and hone your artistic skills as much as possible. Similar to how a boxer does with a speed bag. If we are to use these skills quickly, when we need them, we will have to practice, practice, practice. But what if you can’t get out to take photos?...

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Gustave Jean Jacquet – ANALYZED PAINTING

355/365 Well, today we have our first look at Gustave Jean Jacquet. He’s got some amazing portrait paintings, and this one is just as nice. He proves that he’s a master of rendering fabric, portraying anatomy, and composition. Let’s get started and see how he designs this masterpiece....

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Paul de Vos – ANALYZED PAINTING

352/365 Today we’ve got a first look at Paul de Vos. Who? Well, it’s another great master that isn’t very well known. You might be thinking that this painting resembles Rubens or Frans Snyder…well you’re right. In fact, Paul de Vos was in close proximity to both of these masters. Let’s take a closer look...

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