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Email Q and A – Design, Color and Patterns

Welcome back everyone! Today we are taking a look at a great email from Master Pass member Mark MacKenzie. He shares his first design with us and asks some excellent questions. He speaks the design language very well and seems to have a grasp on the concepts covered here on the Canon of Design. You’ll...

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Vincent Van Gogh – Color Theory

#470 Thanks again for everything you guys! Welcome back to another great article! We’re going to be digging deep into Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings and see the color combinations he used to help us with color theory. We’ll analyze 15 paintings for color, see why they work, then compare them to each other. The colors
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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Blatantly Plagiarize

#465 How’s everyone doing? I hope you are all well! Thank you so much for all of your support, it’s much appreciated. Today we are going to look at probably some of the worst art you will ever see. An artist by the name of Marco Battaglini takes classical paintings, pop culture, celebrities, and quotes…smashes...

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Decoding the Timeless Subjects of Master Painters

#461 Much love for all of the support everyone, it’s always appreciated! Ok, so we know all of the masters created great compositions and designs, but how did they select their subject matter? How did they make their art timeless? We can portray any subject we want in our art, but to create something timeless...

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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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How to Self-Critique Your Photo or Painting

#444 Hey everyone, welcome back to another educational article based on composition and design! As always, huge thanks for the amazing support! Today we are going to take a look at some highly effective techniques you can use to critique your work when no one else is there to help you out. We’ve covered some of...

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Vincent Van Gogh Gold Mine of Paintings and Drawings

#443 How’s everyone doing today? Huge thanks for all of your continued and amazing support! Much love! I wanted to share with you guys one of the best resources on the internet for viewing Vincent Van Gogh’s stunning work. Sure, you could just use Google, but you will most likely view his paintings or drawings
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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

#442 Welcome back everyone, huge thanks for all of the continued support! Today we have another helpful article that covers how to create a hierarchy in your photograph or painting. Why would we want to do this? To give emphasis where it’s needed and create order within the composition. I’ll show you plenty of examples, so...

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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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Dynamic Symmetry – How to use it in Photography and Painting

#431 Hey everyone, thanks for all of the continued support. Much love! I’ve got a new video on dynamic symmetry for everyone! Using the dynamic symmetry grids is a great way to incorporate unity, movement and rhythm within your art…whether it’s photography, or painting. Dynamic symmetry can be used for all visual arts, and I
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