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Odometer vs Facebook Likes

174/365 The odometer of a car is completely opposite of a Facebook fan page. You see 200,000 miles on a car and you know, from what you’ve heard, that it won’t last much longer. On the other hand, if you see 200,000 likes on a Facebook page, you automatically assume that it is worthy of
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Da Vinci – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

173/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we are continuing to take a look at Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of Mona Lisa. This should begin to show you the time and effort he put into this masterpiece which still tends to amaze us today....

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Becoming a Master Photographer

172/365 When we talk about amateurs, professionals, or masters, we are referring to their ability to simplify complex scenes in order to communicate them with clarity and harmony. When you’re not incorporating multiple design techniques into an image you will not achieve the results of a professional, let alone a master. For instance, if you...

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Leonardo Da Vinci Using Phi Calipers

171/365 Welcome back everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a phi caliper analyzation, so here we go. If you have ever heard of them being used on the Mona Lisa painting by Leonard da Vinci, then you heard right. He used them all over the place. In fact, I’m sure there are several...

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Disguise the Design in Your Composition

169/365 Welcome back everyone! So nice to see more of you joining in on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and commenting. Thanks for al of the continued support! Today we dig deeper into unifying techniques such as ellipses, coincidences, and radiating lines. If your design is not hidden from the viewer and is seen in plain view...

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Donald Duck and the Golden Section

167/365 Welcome back everyone! Yes, I know what you’re thinking…”Donald Duck??” Sure, why not. This is a pretty informative and entertaining cartoon on the Golden Section and other mathematical applications throughout arts of all kinds....

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The Shadow’s Edge in Photography

160/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we are going to cover a little photography technique which is fun to play on those bright and sunny days. It’s all about the shadow’s edge. Placing your subject near the edge of the shadow can help create a nice separation between foreground and background....

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Composition with Compound Root Rectangles

155/365 How’s everyone doing today? Welcome back to more exciting design fun! If you’ve read “The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry” by Jay Hambidge (see Day 14), then this may be familiar to you. Although, if you are not the greatest at math like myself, then you may have overlooked the lessons he demonstrates near the...

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Composition in Painting and Photography is Essential

153/365 How’s everyone doing today? Thanks again for all of the continued support, I couldn’t do it without you! Much love! Today we are talking about not only artistic composition, but composition in general. It relates to all forms of art and is something that should be skillfully studied in order to present your work
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Learn How Our Eyes Scan Artwork

151/365 Welcome back to the design veterans who have been with me from Day 1, and thanks for joining in on the fun to all the new artists who just discovered this project. All of the support is much appreciated! Let’s get into today’s article. Our peripheral vision picks up a lot of information before...

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