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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! 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 imagery below represents the division of space when the “golden rule” is applied to a blank canvas. In the beginning you may find it useful to use this as an overlay for every concept piece you do. The Circle

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Proko - How to Draw, Draw Step by Step, Draw People, Draw Face, How to Paint, Learn to Draw, Drawing Tutorials, Figure Drawing Art and Reference point Assignment: Composition 1.1 - "Enter the Masters" START! your journey here. This first presentation covers in depth design theory and root principles of composition. Also included is the first assignment Composition 1.1. 1. Watch the video presentation above. 2. Tips:-Focus on capturing and recreating the largest shapes of value first, so that you are working from broad strokes.