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Top 10 Techniques to Master Composition

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 applied...

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Mr. Robot Creates Visual Tension with Composition Techniques

Today we are going to take a look at a very entertaining tv series called “Mr. Robot,” which uses several composition techniques in a very effective way to create visual tension. Let’s get into it!

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

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 composition
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Mastering Composition & Henri Cartier-Bresson (Video Response)

Hey everyone, this is a video response to an email by Andras who is a Master Pass member. I thought it would be great to help explain these design techniques, which can be applied to photography or painting, to him as well as other artists. I will go over the important techniques of mastering composition,
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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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Jean Leon Gerome – ANALYZED PAINTING

324/365 Here we have a great painting called “The End of the Sitting” by Jean Leon Gerome. In this he paints himself after the Greek myth of Pygmalion…a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he has carved (at first I thought the statue was a dude that did a lot of steroids and bench...

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Lucian Freud- ANALYZED PAINTING

292/365 Here we have the first analyzed painting of Lucian Freud! Sorry if it’s too vulgar for some of you, most of his paintings were like this. Turn away, turn away now and avoid further obscenities. There’s a great video clip about him in the VIRTUAL LIBRARY. Check it out if you get a chance....

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Judith Fritchman – ANALYZED PAINTING

282/365 Today we are going to take a look at Judith Fritchman, a Barnstone student always created awesome drawings in my figure drawing class. I first heard her name from Myron’s DVD series, so that’s when I came across this picture and saved it. She named it “When life gives you lemons,” which is a concept...

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Creating Great Group Photos Like Annie – Part II

224/365 Welcome back to the second part of this group photo extravaganza! We continue from yesterday on how to arrange a large group of people for your art, and put an end to the curiosity circling the elegantly designed photos of Annie Leibovitz and her team. Today we are taking a closer look at examples, so you...

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