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How to Design with Clouds

322/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we’ve got a great article which digs deep into those fluffy, white things in the sky…clouds. We will see how the masters used them not only to represent the atmosphere, but also to help their design by creating movement and guiding the viewers eyes through the composition. Let’s get started!...

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10 Tips on How to Enjoy a Museum

281/365 Hey everyone, thanks for joining in on today’s article! Also, thanks for all of the continued support! I really appreciate it. Today we are going to go over some of the things I do to enjoy each museum I go to. Just showing up to the museum without preparation can make you miss some...

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How to Create a Window of Depth in Photography and Painting

249/365 Today we are going to cover an interesting technique used by the masters which is also used by artists today. This is a technique that will create a window of depth. Sometimes created naturally, but if you know how to look for it, and how it affects the viewers eyes, then you will be...

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Learn How Our Eyes Scan Artwork

151/365 Welcome back to the design veterans who have been with me from Day 1, and thanks for joining in on the fun to all the new artists who just discovered this project. All of the support is much appreciated! Let’s get into today’s article. Our peripheral vision picks up a lot of information before...

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Be Original

133/365 There’s a saying out there “Everything has been done before.” I don’t know, perhaps that phrase was invented to promote the acceptance of mediocre art. Sure, some things may be inspired by others, but you can always add your own creative twist to it. Even if you are a street photographer things are always...

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Unity Within Your Composition – Radiating Lines

35/365 Part III Radiating lines are the branches stemming from a tree trunk. Lines radiating from a common point on your grid to relate objects together. If they share the same line, then that relates them....

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Corot – Master of Design

Jean-Babtiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) is considered the grandfather of landscape painting and inspired many of the master impressionists. His technique and use of value was superb, and the closer I analyzed his paintings, I learned that he was a master of design as well.

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