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  • The Masterful Set Designs of Mary Howard
    Welcome back everyone, much love for the continued support! Today we are going be looking at the amazing set designs by Mary Howard. You may not have heard of her, but you have definitely seen her beautiful work. She is one of the set designers for Annie Leibovitz! Set design may not sound interesting, but […]

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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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Absinthe: Murder, Mayhem, and Master Painters

#445 Hey everyone, welcome back to another inspiring article! Huge thanks for all of the support, I really appreciate everyone! Today we are going to take a look at something that seemed to mesmerize the master painters of the 1800’s. It’s a magical, black licorice tasting beverage called “Absinthe,” also known as “The Green Fairy.”
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My $200 Pencil Sharpener for Drawing

#433 Huge thanks to everyone for all of the continued support, much love!! Here’s a fun video showing how to sharpen pencils for drawing. I always thought shaving it down with a razor and sandpaper was a pain in the butt, so I decided to try it another way. I’ll show you the traditional way,
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Dynamic Symmetry: How to Draw the Grid with Math

#432 Hey everyone, thanks so much for all of the support! I appreciate all of the love! This video is a continuation of the previous one (see #431) where I showed how to draw the dynamic symmetry grids onto a canvas. In this video you’ll learn how to use simple math (if I can do it,...

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Dynamic Symmetry – How to use it in Photography and Painting

#431 Dynamic symmetry is an extremely valuable tool that is used by elite artists of all kinds…photographers, painters, cinema, graphic designers…even sculptors. It’s a tool that master painters have used for centuries, but never revealed to anyone. Worry not, because in the video below I share their trade secret and how they used dynamic symmetry…one
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Mastering Composition: Analyzing Art Books with Tracing Paper

#427 Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m excited to bring you my first video tutorial in a long while. My goal for 2017 is to do more of these videos, so get excited! Today we are going to look at the way we can keep our skills sharp by analyzing art books with tracing paper. It’s...

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The Late Drawings of Picasso

#413 How’s everyone doing today? Huge thanks to all of The Master Pass members for supporting this blog! I really appreciate it! We have another great article, which reveals some rare drawings by Pablo Picasso. He’s considered a master, and it really inspires me to see the sophistication he infuses into his simple drawings. Let’s check...

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Mastering Composition with Odd Nerdrum

#408 Hello to all the amazing artists out there! Today we have an exciting article that digs deep into the awesome and masterful compositions of Odd Nerdrum. Who is he? Well, I think he’s a living master, and in this article you’ll see why. He may have some questionably “odd” imagery, but he also has some ingenious...

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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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5 Books Every Artist Needs for Mastering Composition

#394 There are plenty of books out there which cover techniques of mastering composition. Some are good, some are horrible, but I assure you these 5 books I’m listing today are my top recommendations. They are must-have books for artists trying to master composition. Exclusive to The Master Pass members because it has a few...

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