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The Third Man – Analyzed Cinema

#468 Welcome back everyone! Thanks for joining in today, and for all of the awesome support! We are going to be taking a look at a film that comes highly recommended from my friend Eric; movie buff, video store owner, and all around cool dude. The movie is called “The Third Man” with Orson Welles...

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Magnetic Momentum in Book Covers – Baroque vs Sinister

#463 Welcome back everyone, I hope you are all doing well. Huge thanks for all of the support as always! Today we are going to be looking at book covers from the US and China. Since we read left to right in the US and they read right to left in China, this will ultimately...

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Top 20 Discoveries from Canon of Design

#458 Thanks for joining in today everyone! I appreciate all of your continued support.The Canon of Design was launched on September 28th, 2013, so it’s been almost four years of digging deep into the secrets of composition and design used by master painters. How awesome is that?! Today, I’ve compiled 20 of the most remarkable
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Vincent Van Gogh – Analyzed Painting #5

#457 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...

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Aerial Composition and Dynamic Symmetry

#453 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...

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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

#417 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...

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Score Your Compositions

#403 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
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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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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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