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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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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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George Frederic Watts – ANALYZED PAINTING

327/365 Welcome back everyone! We’ve got a first look at a George Frederic Watts painting called “Hope.” This happens to be one of my favorites by Watts, so it’s nice to see which techniques he used in this simplified painting. Let’s take a look and determine what worked well, and what could possibly be adjusted....

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Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING – Video Part II

255/365 Ok, I’ve got part two of the video series for you! We’ll continue to get inside the head of Rubens, a very talented master painter.  We’ll be covering several other techniques throughout this video series, including the 90 degree angle, the ellipse, enclosures, and more! Let’s deconstruct the masterful composition and gain insight on the design process of Rubens....

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Van Gogh – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

250/365 We’re back with another analyzed painting! How’s everyone doing today? Good I hope! Thanks again for all of the continued support, it’s really appreciated. Let’s take a look at Vincent van Gogh’s abstract and colorful still life masterpiece to see if we can get inside his thought process. How did he design this, and...

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Vernet – ANALYZED PAINTING

75/365 Let’s take a look at this amazing painting by Claude Joseph Vernet, who really knows how to design the landscape and figure together. Such a cool scene with people bathing, fishing, and having fun. I think there’s even some young boys on the left rock spying on the women....

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Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #2

47/365 Here’s a photo of Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga by Annie Leibovitz. Upon first look you can tell it has Annie’s signature design, but while analyzing this photo, I realized that there was more than just a few minor flaws. Near the end I will reveal my discovery, but until then, let’s take a...

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Simultaneous Contrast in Photography and Painting

28/365 Do to the phenomenon of simultaneous contrast, we can begin to control our lighting. In some cases, the light parts of your image surrounded by dark areas can draw a lot of attention to themselves…even if it is a darker than the lightest area (aka gutters)....

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