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  • Vikings S05E01 – ANALYZED CINEMA
    #498 Welcome back everybody, huge thanks for the continued support! You keep in-depth articles like this coming. Much love! As artists, we can learn a lot from cinematography. If a film has an experienced cinematographer, like P.J. Dillon of Vikings, they will present the majority of scenes with nice lighting, composition, and design. All which […]

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Jean-Babtiste Carpeaux – ANALYZED SCULPTURE #2

#483 Welcome back everyone, much love for all of the amazing support! This article was a request, so let me know if you’d like to see something specific and I’ll do my best to help 🙂 When we analyze a sculpture, we use the same process as a two-dimensional drawing or painting. After all, every...

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Golden Ratio in Art: Parthenon and Euan Uglow [Techniques]

#482 The golden ratio is more than just a number. It’s a powerful tool that artists have used for centuries to create beautiful proportions within their art. Yes, it’s a number that can help us in some ways, especially when it comes to dynamic symmetry, but the art doesn’t have to conform to a spiral
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Sydney Australia Gallery: The Best Paintings – Part One

#478 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...

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Dynamic Symmetry: Major Area Divisions (MAD) vs Themes

#477 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...

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Composition with Overlapping Root Rectangles

#419 Hi everyone, welcome back! Much love for all of the continued support. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of the great emails, comments, and gratitude I receive every day. Today we are going to cover a topic that sparked my interest ever since I analyzed a Klimt painting (see #404). He...

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Mastering Composition with a Micro Four Thirds Camera

#409 Hey everyone, welcome back! Today we are going to be taking a look at using printed grids to organize your composition on the LCD of a Micro Four Thirds Camera. I’m also able to share some printable grids for created by a Master Pass member. Let’s see which grids we can use to master our...

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Gustav Klimt Using Dynamic Symmetry, Color, and Patterns

#404 Welcome back everyone, thanks for all of the continued support! Today I wanted to share a recent dynamic symmetry discovery with you. This was going to be an article covering Gustav Klimt’s paintings, and a few great quotes, but now it’s much more than that. He was an immensely talented artist and draftsman who just earned...

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Egon Schiele Expressive Nudes Documentary

#391 Today we have an inspiring look at Egon Schiele and his provocative and expressive nude paintings. The first time I heard of his name was in Myron Barnstone’s Drawing Class. He analyzed some of his works and showed how he was using the same composition and design techniques as the masters. What techniques was he...

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Dynamic Symmetry Notes

340/365 Today I wanted to share some notes I took when I was studying Jay Hambidge’s book “The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry.” It’s readily available on the Resources Page, so don’t be afraid to download the PDF and dig deep into this geometry stuff. It’s a bit tough to comprehend in areas, at least it...

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Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

338/365 It’s been a while, but Toulouse Lautrec is back! He tries to outsmart his peers in this cleverly designed painting. Let’s dig into this design and see which techniques he inspires us to use in our own art....

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