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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

7 steps to improve Composition, more tricks on composition for artists.

7 steps to improve Composition from Percy Principles of Art and Composition, more tricks on composition for artists.
I just found more of really cool information on composition that I think would be useful for us all. It's called Percy Principles.

There are seven check lists for your composition:
#1 - Avoid a sore thumb. Nothing in the composition should be so strong that the rest of the composition looks neglected.
#2 - Keep everything connected. Connect each part of the composition to something else in the composition.
#3 - Include Secrets. Artwork is more interesting and expressive if it has hidden features and ideas that it only reveals to diligent observers.
#4 - Challenge common assumptions. Strong artwork often makes the viewer question prior assumptions about the world.
#5 - Cherish Mistakes. Mistakes are fascinating gifts, and what we do with them makes all the difference.
#6 - Be Accident Prone. Accidents in art are tragic or happy - depending on the artist's disposition to respond.
#7 - Never borrow other artist's ideas. Steal 'em!

written by Marvin Percy Bartel
More detail on the subject here: Marvin Percy Bartel

New Drawing Video tutorials:
-Draw Female spy comics style
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-How to draw Manga female character
-Draw Metal Gear girl assassin.
-Drawing Manga woman face, hair, and torso
-Painting portrait front view
-Painting portrait profile or side view
-Painting portrait 3/4 view

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** If you have any basic questions or specific please looked up Q/A section. Most of the time your questions has already been answered in Q/A.

If you need any help or support you can
-post questions or comment on the post (seems to be the fastest way to get response)


Andrew Wong said...

These are great mantras to keep in mind. I've noticed that I'm prone to breaking tip #1, particularly when applying highlights.

I like the last one; Picasso said, "Good artists copy. Great artists steal."

Anonymous said...

what size tablet do you use?

Luca said...

thanks there are really helpful! thanks a million! :D


XIA said...

Andrew> I usually have a small flash card when I paint to check and see when I can't figure out what's wrong with the image. These tips are pretty useful, especially the one I posted earlier on the painting checklist.

Anonymous> 6x8 Wacom, I wish I have a big one.

Luca> Yes, brother. I am glad they are useful.

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