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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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The Third Man – Analyzed Cinema

#468 Welcome back everyone! Thanks for joining in today, and for all of the awesome support! We are going to be taking a look at a film that comes highly recommended from my friend Eric; movie buff, video store owner, and all around cool dude. The movie is called “The Third Man” with Orson Welles...

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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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Blade Runner 2049 – Analyzed Cinema – Part Three

#450 Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and learning tons from the Canon of Design content. I really appreciate everyones support, thank you so much! Today we have the third and final entry for our Blade Runner 2049 series. We’ve already covered tons of techniques and tips for composition and design. We...

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Street Photography Techniques Used for Fashion Photos

#447 Welcome back everyone and thanks for all of the amazing support. I appreciate it so much! Today we are going to be taking a look at the way street photography techniques can be used for fashion photography. I can emphasize enough how street photography is great practice for all kinds of photography….wedding, travel, and...

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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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The Top Techniques to Create Visual Impact in Your Art

#441 Huge thanks to all The Master Pass members for your amazing support! You help keep this blog going! Your support allows me to share these techniques with the world…inevitably changing the future of art. Too awesome! Today we are going to look at the top composition techniques to create visual impact in your art. Photography,...

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Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers – P.O.V. Black and White Street Photography

#439 Hey everyone, welcome back! Huge thanks for all of the continued support. A year has gone by since the last video “Mastering Composition to Get More Keepers,” so I’m excited to bring you this black and white follow-up. I’ve packed it full of excellent tips and design techniques, which can be applied to many
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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 Draw the Grid with Math

#432 Hey everyone, thanks so much for all of the support! I appreciate all of the love! This video is a continuation of the previous one (see #431) where I showed how to draw the dynamic symmetry grids onto a canvas. In this video you’ll learn how to use simple math (if I can do it,...

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