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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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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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10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds – Master Composition Without It!

#396 Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the support so far with the blog and videos. Today I’m sharing a new video with the world. A video that tries to bring attention to the myths about the rule of thirds floating around out there on the internet. In my opinion, artists could master
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Annie Leibovitz & Star Wars Analyzed

#385 Today we are taking a look at an exciting, galactic new series of work by Annie Leibovitz. We’ll look closely at her design and composition used in Star Wars to see if she’s still applying her techniques like a master. Does she just show up and press the button or is everything planned down to...

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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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How to Combine Old and New Art Techniques

342/365 A while back I read an article in The Drawing Magazine (Summer Issue 2013) by Steven Weiss, an art teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His paintings and sculptures are surprisingly unique and have a sense of original style. The article is based on combining old techniques with new ones. Something...

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Jan Brueghel the Elder – ANALYZED PAINTING

341/365 Today we have a first analyzed painting of Jan Brueghel the Elder. This one is called “Air” and is part of a series. Jan is the son of master painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Father of Jan Brueghel the Younger. I’m not sure why they adopted an extra “H” in their name, but I...

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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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Rembrandt – ANALYZED PAINTING

334/365 We’ve got a first look at one of Rembrandt’s masterpieces today. “The storm on the Sea of Galilee” was his only seascape…and guess what? It’s been missing ever since it was stolen in 1990. In fact, there was a movie called “Trance” based on this famous painting. Let’s take a closer look and see...

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