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Phil Straub Composition Tutorial

Phil Straub Composition Tutorial
Sun 4th Dec 2005, by Phil Straub | Tutorial This article was written by Phil Straub back in 2005, and it is as fresh and vital today as it was then. Phil’s tips and trick are timeless, and can help you make your images pop! Composition is everything! No amount of detail in an illustration or Concept Painting will be successful without a strong composition foundation. Composition in Environment Concept painting can be quite difficult since your focal point usually isn’t as obvious as in a character piece. DIVINE PROPORTIONS: The Golden Rule and Rule of Thirds 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 can and usually is applied to a paintings canvas proportions. The Rule of Thirds Implied Forms The Circle Another example of circular composition! The Radii

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Some more thoughts about thinking...about things This is the not-so-long-awaited follow-up post to the 12-step program [i had too many coffees]...I’ve been wandering around…going to faraway places, riding airplanes, avoiding the touch of strangers... Back in June I quit my job in Singapore and moved to San Francisco to study at the Safehouse Atelier, then realized how expensive San Francisco is...and went back to Maine while I did some job interviews and more freelance work, and then in February moved [back] to Shanghai…I need to stop moving so much. Every time I move, I’m telling myself this, and then I end up moving again and again and again. So I made a post that was geared more towards getting presentable thumbnails and then I started wondering… if I could take it a bit further and make a final image with a similar approach. This has been sitting on my SSD since October already, and overall, I suppose I’d consider it a half-success at best. Maybe 1/3 success.

Ambient Occlusion Painting Tutorial, sorta Newest Update: I made a new video tutorial about How to Paint Ambient Occlusion for Digital Painting. You can download it here: Ambient Occlusion Tutorial It's affordable and very cheap! Matthew Scott Cinematography Blog NOTE: If you enjoy this breakdown, please also check out my newest edition for Inglourious Basterds HERE :) Can you imagine being a chef and going out for dinner to a new restaurant? Or a builder who's looking to buy a new home? What are they looking for in a meal?

Flooby Nooby: The Cinematography of "The Incredibles" Part 3 See Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.Continuing with my case study of the shot compositions from Pixar's film "The Incredibles". All images used here are ©Disney/Pixar (unless otherwise stated). Cinematography is the art of composing the scenes of the film so they can visually tell the story in a functional and creative way. The purpose of composition is to direct the viewer's eye to the central point or "story" in your scene. digital: Wield + Weld Hello, everyone! Firstly, as a self-plug, I'd like to thank Anjin Anhut for mentioning me in this article about concept art. Though most of my activity is on tumblr now, I'm taking my blog out of retirement to post what, for many of you, will be a remedial tutorial about form. While it might not be overly academic, it is an honest account of my structural thought process.

Understanding Composition I once thought “I already know the rule of thirds, so I’m good.” But it wasn’t until reading countless books that I learned that it’s so much more. And once you’ve learned this you’ll never use Blender the same way again. I made this video because I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did – wasting 8 years of your life creating dull scenes that lack proper composition. Composition is one of the most things you can learn as a CG artist, and yet almost no one in the CG field is teaching it.

pixelart_method_photoshop_Dan Fessler Building off from last post's topic about Pixel Purism; how it's more important where you arrived than how you got there. I wanted to share with you a method I've been developing with my environment work on Chasm for turning Photoshop into the most powerful pixel art tool using what I'm calling "HD index painting". I've shown it to a number of people and each time the reception has been through the roof. If you're unsure what index painting is, then I recommend you read the previous blog post as it defines it as well as several other terms that we will be expanding upon here. If you remember from last time; Index painting involves using "dirty" tools (tools which lay multiple colors at once) within a pre-defined indexed palette.

Color Theory for Cinematographers - Outside Hollywood At this year’s San Antonio Film Academy, I gave two lectures on three Cs of cinematography, composition, contrast, and color. Color is often overlooked by beginning DPs, and it is an extremely powerful tool. I described color in cinematography as “the use of analogous or complimentary color tones to create contrasts between elements in the frame and communicate emotional ideas to the audience.” Not a great description, but good enough for starters. Color can be used to communicate information to audiences in all kinds of ways.

Composition I arrived at the end of my search for the truth about the golden mean. But I had one last question. Is the "golden rectangle" really more attractive than other rectangles? The answer was not what I expected, and not what I wanted to hear. The Ultimate Guide to Composition - Part One: Just Say "No"keh Note: This is Part One. For Part Two: Beyond the Basics, click here. Composition – it’s perhaps one of the most important elements of photography. Eye Tracking and Composition, Part 3 (Note: This is the third and final part of a series of posts adapted from Imaginative Realism, Andrews McMeel, October, 2009). Please follow these links to the earlier posts, Part 1 and Part 2.) By adding together the eye movement data from a group of test subjects, we can learn where most people look in a given picture. To create the image below, the eye-tracking technology recorded the scanpath data of sixteen different subjects and compiled the information into composite images, called heatmaps. The red and orange colors show where 80-100% of the subjects halted their gaze.

Artist Selfies: Everybody's Doing It I review a lot of portfolios. I tried to guesstimate and I probably reviewed about 750 portfolios in person alone last year, and that's leaving out all the samples I get mailed or websites I review. A lot of those reviews are from very green artists and students. When I'm reviewing a portfolio of someone who isn't ready to work for me yet, I still like to give them some feedback, some things to work on in the future. And one of the most frequent things I recommend is to start using better photo reference. Fibermesh Hair For Rendering 1 – Here is the basemesh – the head we will be creating hair for. 2 – This tutorial is not about how to use Fibermesh, but for the uninitiated, simply mask out any areas which you would like to create hairs from. My personal strategy for creating hairs in large systems is to do them one small portion at a time.