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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stanley Kubrick’s Best Photographs

Hey everyone, welcome back and huge thanks for all of the support! Today we are going to cover one of my all time favorite directors, Stanley Kubrick. Did you know that he started as a very talented photographer before he directed his first movie? Let’s take a look at some of his best photos and how...

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Horizon Zero Dawn – Analyzed Video Game

Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! Much love for all of the continued support, I truly appreciate it! We have a first today! I analyze some artwork from the intriguing video game called “Horizon Zero Dawn.” I don’t have a gaming system, but I thought the visuals on this game looked stunning. I...

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