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Judith Fritchman – ANALYZED PAINTING

282/365 Today we are going to take a look at Judith Fritchman, a Barnstone student always created awesome drawings in my figure drawing class. I first heard her name from Myron’s DVD series, so that’s when I came across this picture and saved it. She named it “When life gives you lemons,” which is a concept...

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Using Your DSLR Camera as a Film Camera

245/365 Hello everyone, welcome back! If this is your first time here, welcome! Today I have a fun POV video that shows you how to use your DSLR camera as if it were a FILM camera. Have you ever wandered what it was like to shoot film, but never had the money to buy a new...

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Cezanne Quote

182/365 I’ve often said that most artists are trying to recreate the harmony they found in nature. Today we have a couple of quotes by Cezanne that are perfect for this notion....

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Contrapposto – A Pose of Beauty

125/365 Welcome back everyone! I hope you are all finding these articles helpful. Thanks for all of the continued support! Contrapposto ( Italian for Counter Pose) is a simple, yet elegant pose used by many sculptors, painters, and photographers throughout the years. It is a relaxed pose that introduces more elegance and movement into the...

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Viggo Johansen – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

121/365 How’s everyone doing today? So, right now it’s 7:52 am, zero degrees outside, and I have to shovel snow off my car before I head to work later. It can always be worse right? At least I’m warm while I write this. Thanks again for everyone’s continued support, it means a lot! Let’s get...

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Share the Secrets of Design with Myron Barnstone

120/365 As some of you may know, my mentor Myron Barnstone, announced his soft retirement recently (He’ll still be teaching to select students from his home). I moved from Hawaii in May 2013 to come and study with him, where I was fortunate enough to squeeze in two semesters. January 18th, 2014 Myron did his
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Degas – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

114/365 Welcome back everyone! Thanks for all the shares, likes, comments, emails…much love! Today we are taking a look at Edgar Degas and his masterpieces which I first saw at the Philadelphia Museum. It’s not his typical ballerina painting, but more of an emotional setting. Let’s see how this master designed his work!...

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Phi Lecture by Barnstone Student Ryan Brooker

105/365 Ryan Brooker, a fellow student of Myron Barnstone, makes a great point of what is priority of the rectangle you are using to put your subject in. It’s more important to use dynamic symmetry and design elements to compose your art, rather than a specific ratio of rectangle. Even though the PHI rectangle is
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Pablo Picasso – ANALYZED PAINTING #1

103/365 Pablo Picasso was an artist from a very early age. His father was an artist, but Picasso exceeded his skills in no time. He learned the techniques of design and incorporated them into more academic paintings, then found his true voice in cubism. Just looking at his painting you can tell there are a...

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Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #4

86/365 Here we have a photo by Annie Liebovitz with the model in a unique pose. Right away we can see Annie’s signature, chopping off of the limbs. But we won’t hold it against her too much. Let’s take a look at some of the techniques and design elements that are present in this photo....

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