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  • Shallow vs Deep DOF: Storytelling in Photography
    #503 Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! I appreciate all of the amazing support! We’re going to be looking at depth of field and how your f/stop can help or hinder your storytelling. This article is great for beginners or professionals because it’s widely being taught that bokeh is a necessity, rather than […]

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Sylvette David: The Inspiring Muse of Pablo Picasso

#493 Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the continued support, I appreciate all of you! Today we are learning about Picasso, and his relationship with Sylvette David (a.k.a Lydia Corbett). She was Picasso’s muse during the Spring of 1954, and the subject of one of my favorite Picasso drawings…and get this…she’s still alive...

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Golden Ratio in Art: Parthenon and Euan Uglow [Techniques]

#482 The golden ratio is more than just a number. It’s a powerful tool that artists have used for centuries to create beautiful proportions within their art. Yes, it’s a number that can help us in some ways, especially when it comes to dynamic symmetry, but the art doesn’t have to conform to a spiral
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Suzanne Valadon – Mother, Model, Master Painter

#469 Welcome back everyone, thanks so much for joining in and for all of the amazing support! I never get tired of saying thanks to all of you! We’re going to be looking at a highly regarded female painter from the late 1800’s. Her name is Suzanne Valadon, which is a new name to most...

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Diagonal Coincidences and How to Use Them

332/365 The other day I made another design discovery, so I wanted to share it with everyone. Today I’ll be showing you how the masters used diagonal coincidences to direct the viewers eye, create movement, and unity. The horizontal and vertical coincidence have been the main focus up until now only because it was difficult...

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How to Design with Clouds

322/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we’ve got a great article which digs deep into those fluffy, white things in the sky…clouds. We will see how the masters used them not only to represent the atmosphere, but also to help their design by creating movement and guiding the viewers eyes through the composition. Let’s get started!...

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Couch Potato or Master Painter

321/365 There’s a few activities you can do when you have completely no energy. You’re back from a long 12 hour shift, your brain is mush, what can you possibly do? Well, it just so happens that there are all kinds of things to do. Watch TV, check your Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, or Instagram, watch
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Can the Untrained Eye Recognize Design

195/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we have a fun little quiz of sorts to test your sense of design. We’ve been at this design stuff for a while now, so you should be able to spot a designed image from the others.

Phi Caliper Giveaway

190/365 Hey everyone, I’m excited to announce the first giveaway from the Canon of Design, and it’s a doozy! You have a chance to win this beautifully crafted pair of awesome Phi calipers with a brushed metal finish, and cool stained wooden sliding case. Yes, no artists toolbox is complete without a pair of these!

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