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eyecaging:

Was talking to a Nubbas about how do and don’ts really help a lot. Especially when they are explained.
With paintings you learn never go half and half with values ( Go 1/3rd dark or 1/3rd light) or composition (So many people talk about breaking up images in 3rds). Why? Emphasis. Emphasis helps with storytelling. Half and half it’s the same amount and boring. But big portion versus small portion= Emphasis. Same with contrast. Contrast helps tells story. Things like this really help with problem solving. 
This page is from the Famous Artist Course. Long read but good!

EDIT: If your having trouble reading the image you can always hit CTRL+Scroll with your mouse dial and your browser will zoom up on the image.  Sadly I do not have a bigger version of this image.

EDITDOUBLETROUBLE- Thanks http://www.blah-is-a-rainbow.tumblr.com for a link to a higher rez version!

eyecaging:

Was talking to a Nubbas about how do and don’ts really help a lot. Especially when they are explained.

With paintings you learn never go half and half with values ( Go 1/3rd dark or 1/3rd light) or composition (So many people talk about breaking up images in 3rds). Why? Emphasis. Emphasis helps with storytelling. Half and half it’s the same amount and boring. But big portion versus small portion= Emphasis. Same with contrast. Contrast helps tells story. Things like this really help with problem solving. 

This page is from the Famous Artist Course. Long read but good!

EDIT: If your having trouble reading the image you can always hit CTRL+Scroll with your mouse dial and your browser will zoom up on the image. Sadly I do not have a bigger version of this image.

EDITDOUBLETROUBLE- Thanks http://www.blah-is-a-rainbow.tumblr.com for a link to a higher rez version!