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Mastering Composition: Analyzing Art Books with Tracing Paper – Round 2

#452 How’s everyone doing? Huge thanks for all of the support as always! Welcome back for another exciting article with some extra video content. Today we are going to be looking at another great art book, of the Musée d’Orsay, and tracing the design concepts of five master paintings. You’ll even get high resolution scans...

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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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Schools Are Factories For Obedience

343/365 Today I wanted to share some inspiring words from Seth Godin and Juliette Aristides. Seth talks about how schools are antiquated and were built to teach obedience to students, and Juliette talks about how drawing is a skill that can be learned just like playing the piano. We see a new light being shed
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Bouguereau Quote 2

319 of 365 Hey everyone, welcome back! Today we have a great quote from good ol’ William-Adolphe Bouguereau. As you probably know, he’s one of my favorite master painters. In this quote he talks about the changing times…something we can all relate to.

Bouguereau Using Phi Calipers

306/365 It’s been a while since we’ve whipped out the Phi Calipers, but worry not, they’re back! Today we are going to look at one of my favorite artists, William-Adolphe Bougereau and how uses dynamic symmetry as well as the phi calipers (find them here) to represent the harmony found in nature....

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Classical vs. Romantic Artistic Style

302/365 Would you consider your art Classical or Romantic? Do you know the difference between the two? I’m not referring to that date you went on last week. You can have a romantic, candlelit dinner, but a classical one might be a little…weird. I’m referring to the approach, or style of your art. Let’s learn more...

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How to Create a Window of Depth in Photography and Painting

249/365 Today we are going to cover an interesting technique used by the masters which is also used by artists today. This is a technique that will create a window of depth. Sometimes created naturally, but if you know how to look for it, and how it affects the viewers eyes, then you will be...

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Bouguereau Quote

218/365 As you all know, we can gain quite a bit of insight from the master painters through their quotes of inspiration. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that William-Adolphe Bouguereau is one of my favorite painters. Today we are going to take a look at one of his quotes...

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Designing is for Weirdos

207/365 With every new artistic style, there seems to be a little bit of name calling and display of “mine is better than yours.” Degas use to make fun of Bouguereau’s style…believe it or not. According to  the book “Bouguereau” by Fronia E. Wissman, Degas used the term “Bouguereaute” to describe his paintings because he was
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Bouguereau – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

170/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we take a look at one of my favorite painters, William-Adolphe Bouguereau…most of you already know that I stand in awe of his skills as a painter. Let’s take a look at how he creates this nice masterpiece!...

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