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How to Pose a Model with an Arabesque [Fine Art Fashion]

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Wanting to learn how to pose the model to create unity and movement? Then check out this article where we cover how to pose the model with an arabesque! An arabesque is a curvilinear element that adheres to the Law of Continuity. It’s prominently found in nature (see Day 18), and was used by the master painters of the past (see Day 17). It’s the technique that helps add beauty to your composition.

We’ll also overlay the 1.5 dynamic symmetry grid over several photos from the rainforest photoshoot, and see what lines up. As always, thanks so much for the support everyone! Let’s get into it!

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Fine Art Photos by Stephen Shore – ANALYZED

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Thanks for joining in today everyone one, and much love for all of the support!

Someone recommended I analyze the fine art photos of Stephen Shore, so that’s what we are going to cover today. And let me tell ya, I was quite surprised with what I found! He’s a well known American photographer, still living in New York. When you hear the word fine art, you probably won’t think of his amazingly banal photographs, but his color harmony and use of dynamic symmetry are worth a closer look. Let’s get into it!

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Sydney Australia Gallery: The Worst Paintings – Part Two

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Hey everyone, welcome back to the second part of the best and worst paintings in the Art Gallery, NSW. Thanks so much for all of your support, much love!

Before I went to this gallery, I did my research and found the paintings I definitely wanted to check out ( see Day 281). Unfortunately some of the paintings on their site weren’t available the day I went. Oh well, it gives me an excuse to revisit someday. As I sought out the paintings, I was surprisingly let down by some of my favorite artists of all time. I know they are allowed to have bad days and beginning points like all of us, so I won’t critique too harshly 😉 Let’s get into it!

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Sydney Australia Gallery: The Best Paintings – Part One

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How’s everyone doing today? I hope you are enjoying the holidays! Much love for all of your continued support, I appreciate you all!

Today we are going to take a look at most of the photos I took at the Art Gallery NSW, which is in Sydney Australia. I was thinking of you all while I was there and wanted to share the best and worst paintings I saw. For now, we’ll focus on the best in part one of this two part article. You’ll see many different composition techniques, dynamic symmetry, artistic styles, and probably even gain a new favorite artist. Let’s get into it!

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Dynamic Symmetry: Major Area Divisions (MAD) vs Themes

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Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in on this quick lesson. Much love for all of the awesome support!

Today we are going to quickly define the significance of Dynamic Symmetry Major Area Divisions (MAD) and themes of root rectangles…just in case you had some confusion. We’ve already covered a ton of information on dynamic symmetry, which can get pretty complex the further you dig into it, so it’s good to have these things documented for you to understand and for the future of your art. Let’s get into it!

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Dynamic Symmetry: How to Quickly Build the Grids in Photoshop

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Welcome back everyone, much love for all of the continued support! I truly appreciate everything!

Today we are going to take a look at a three-part video series on how to build the dynamic symmetry grids in Photoshop. The grids can be used to create unity, movement, and rhythm in your photography, painting, drawing, sculpting…pretty much any visual art. This is an excellent visual reference for all of The Master Pass members who have already learned the amazing power of dynamic symmetry (see Day 14).

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Game of Thrones S07E04 – ANALYZED CINEMA

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How’s everyone doing today? Hoping you are doing amazing! Much love for all of the continued support!

Today we are going to be taking a look at one of the most epic battle scenes in Game of Thrones history! Yes, the smell of singed hair is in the air, because this is the episode where a dragon turns an army into ashes; from rare to well done with one sneeze. We’ll analyze it for composition and design techniques, and overlay some dynamic symmetry grids onto it. The cinematography is mind-blowing for this being a TV series, and they always keep improving. Let’s get into it!

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Dynamic Symmetry, Film and the Sydney Opera House

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Hey everyone, thanks for joining in today, and for all of the awesome support! I appreciate you all!

Today we are going to take a look at some of the film photos I got while I was in Australia. I was able to visit many locations in two weeks, but for this article we’ll focus on the Sydney Opera House. I was limited to my old film camera (Leica R4 with Ilford XP2 Super 400) and a 50mm lens, so I had to try and think outside of the box to get any good shots of such a massive site (limitations are a good thing). I’ll be showing you a lot of before and after post-processing comparisons, and also talk about my thoughts while shooting. We’ll even see if I got close to locking in elements when the only dynamic symmetry grid I had was the one in my mind. Let’s get into it!

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Vincent Van Gogh: ANALYZED PAINTING #6

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Hey everyone, welcome back to another great article! Huge thanks for all of the amazing support. I never get tired of saying that! 😀

Today we are going to be taking a close look at another remarkable painting boy Vincent Van Gogh. This painting is called “The Red Vineyard” and it is said to be the only painting he ever sold in his lifetime. We’ll dig deep into this masterpiece and reveal all of the masterful design techniques he used, the dynamic symmetry, and his color hierarchy (see Day #470). Let’s get into it!

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Proof that Henri Cartier-Bresson used Dynamic Symmetry in Photography – 4K Video

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How’s everyone doing today? I hope you are all well! Huge thanks for all of the continued support, you are all amazing!

Today we are going to do a video follow up to the most recent videos of Henri Cartier-Bresson (see #460), and a refresher of these articles (see Day 232 and #410). This video provides proof that Henri Cartier-Bresson used dynamic symmetry in his photographs. It educates the people who use comments like, “if you put enough lines on anything, something is bound to line up.” I hope to further educate everyone, to open their eyes to the potential of using dynamic symmetry in their own art. The masters used it, and so can we.


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