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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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Cinematic Test Shots with the Sony A6500 and Mavic Pro Drone

#451 Hey everyone, welcome back and a huge thanks for everything! I appreciate all of your support so much! I’m excited to share this new video of some cinematic test shots I took with the Sony A6500, Mavic Pro Drone, Zhiyun Crane, and the ThiEYE T5e. These names might seem new to some of you,
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Book, Video, and Membership Giveaway by Canon of Design – **ENDED**

Hey everyone, I’m excited to announce a huge giveaway! This is my way of saying thank you for all of the continued support. I couldn’t be doing this without you! Check out the details below and be sure to enter to win. Share this with your artistic friends, there’s plenty of freebies to go around!

Email Q and A: How Did the Masters Learn Dynamic Symmetry?

#437 Hey everyone, huge thanks for all of the support…you keep this site going! Today we have another Email Q &A where I help a fun member with a great question. He is curious of how the masters learned root rectangles and dynamic symmetry to create such masterful compositions. We’ll soon find out!

Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

#435 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...

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“Moby” the Mobile Studio: for Painting and Photography

#429 Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the continued support…I really appreciate all of the emails, comments, and messages. Today I’m going to let you in on a huge project I’ve been working on. I built a mobile studio! My girlfriend and I have a tiny apartment in Hawaii, so there’s not much
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Famous Artist Birthdays and Inspiration

#422 Hey everyone welcome back to another fun article. Thanks so much for all of the continued support, I truly am appreciative of everything! I’ve made a fully stocked birthday list of every famous artist that has inspired me along the way. Lots of samples to introduce you to their art and possibly inspire your
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Can an Artist be Born a Genius?

#407 Hello to all of the artists out there! The other day I was having a conversation with a fellow artist, and a well known question surfaced. Can an artist be born a genius? Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Mozart, Einstein…all of these names come to mind when the word “genius” is used. Were they born this way? Would
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Composition and Your Profile Picture

#405 Your profile picture is probably one of the most important things to consider when trying to get more people to view your work. I’m not talking about the personal profile pic you have for Facebook. That can be whatever your heart desires….your cat, the burrito you ate last night…anything. What I am referring to...

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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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