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When you take the canvas area and divide it into ‘thirds’ Horizontally and Vertically, where the lines cross in the picture area is a ‘Golden Mean’, or the best spot in which to place your Main Subject or Object of Interest as it is the Focal Point of your picture. The golden rule originates from the Ancient Greeks, since they were great mathematicians as well as artisans, they came to the conclusion that there needed to be a certain balance in composition for it to be pleasing to the eye. They further developed this theory and defined what they called “power points,” Power points are located at the point where the lines used in the golden rule intersect.
Hello and welcome to the making of article of one of my latest matte paintings called "Lost World: Temple of Nature” During this walkthrough we're going to talk about the creative process behind the image as well as some general guidelines and advices.
EDIT: The other 50 head descriptions: 051: DÜRER, Albrecht Emperor Maximilian I 1519 Oil on lindenwood, 74 x 62 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna 052: DÜRER, Albrecht Head of a Negro 1508 Charcoal, 320 x 218 mm Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna
Painting skin is one of the hardest tasks faced by every photorealistic painter, due to the number of factors that make up a final effect – colour choices, blending techniques, special brush usage and custom texturing are all equally important to achieve a truly realistic effect. It’s also crucial to remember that different types of skin require a different approach and therefore a different combination of these elements.
It's important that you take the time to walk through and complete the Understanding 3D Form tutorial before you're ready to take this next step.
The Painting Armour eBook is a 39-page guide covering the subject of painting convincing armor, specifically Medieval, Roman and Samurai.
This 102-page eBook is a collection of Speed Painting tutorials, which have been created by some of the top digital painters around today. The idea behind this tutorial series was for the artist to interpret a one-line descriptive brief, create a speed painting from it and then produce a tutorial showing and explaining each stage of production of the artwork.
The Custom Brushes eBook is a 77-page tutorial about how to create your very own set of custom brushes.