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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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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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Jean-Babtiste Carpeaux – ANALYZED SCULPTURE

229/365 Hey everyone, today we are take a look at Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux amazing sculpture of Ugolino and His Sons, 1860. It’s created after the story of when Ugolino is condemned to die of starvation. His children and grandchildren beg him to eat them so he can survive, but he yields to the temptation. Pretty cool story which you can...

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Say Hello To Other Artists

132/365 Hey everyone, welcome back! I wanted to use today to give you an opportunity to share your work and meet other artists that might inspire you. We are all in this art journey together and nothing is more thrilling than meeting fellow artists that share the same passion.

Contrapposto – A Pose of Beauty

125/365 Welcome back everyone! I hope you are all finding these articles helpful. Thanks for all of the continued support! Contrapposto ( Italian for Counter Pose) is a simple, yet elegant pose used by many sculptors, painters, and photographers throughout the years. It is a relaxed pose that introduces more elegance and movement into the...

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Share the Secrets of Design with Myron Barnstone

120/365 As some of you may know, my mentor Myron Barnstone, announced his soft retirement recently (He’ll still be teaching to select students from his home). I moved from Hawaii in May 2013 to come and study with him, where I was fortunate enough to squeeze in two semesters. January 18th, 2014 Myron did his
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Laocoon – ANALYZED SCULPTURE

20/365 Believe it or not, sculptors used design to create their masterpieces as well. I’m sure they start with a sketch, like most good ideas. After that, they can compose it in the rectangle and go from there. The sculpture should be amazing from all sides, so I’m sure they put a lot of effort
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Canon of Design Essentials

7/365 How would you possibly compose the painting above as Pierre Aguste Cot did in his “Springtime” painting? Well, below I break down the design elements he uses to make this masterful composition (see Day 240). Later in the 365 I will analyze this painting and show you all of his tricks....

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Composition So Easy a Baby Monkey Could do it

6/365 Yes, you heard me right! If you think this whole design thing is tough, think again. I’ll show you just how easy this can be, and most of you already know the concept behind the rule of thirds by now, so this will be a piece of cake to jump ships if you strive...

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Why do They Say it’s a Rule of Thirds Power Point?

5/365 Yesterday we talked about how the rule of thirds claims that the intersections are power points and the subject should go there. Where did this idea come from? Did anyone question why it is said that these are power points?  Well,  I have two theories and they both relate to each other…and, they sprout...

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