Arkhip Kuindzhi Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi was a highly regarded Russian (Ukrainian) landscape painter and a member of the amazing group of Russian painters known as the Peredvizhniki (“Itinerants” or “Wanderers”, see my related posts). Kuindzhi was noted for his unorthodox compositions and daring experiments with lighting effects, perhaps partly stemming from his limited formal training. He grew up in a poor family, son of a Greek shoemaker, and lost his parents at an early age. He was largely self-taught, though he eventually attended the St.
Street Photography Composition Lesson #13: Multiple-Subjects I think one of the most difficult compositional techniques in street photography is to incorporate multiple subjects in the frame — without it becoming too cluttered or overwhelming. Generally the problem is that most photographers that try to incorporate multiple subjects have some of the following problems: Overlapping subjectsDistracting backgroundsNo central subjectNot enough points of interest In this article I will share some of who I think are the finest photographers to have used multiple-subjects in their photos. I will analyze the images, and hopefully provide practical tips to anyone trying to incorporate more multiple subjects in the frame.
Photoshop Tutorial: Wonder Woman Pin Up Digital Painting » The Art of Roberto Campus - fantasy art, photoshop and wacom tutorials, digital illustration tips Wonder Woman Pin Up Tutorial In this Photoshop tutorial I will show how I used Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet to create a digital illustration of a voluptuous Wonder Woman pin up. The tutorial reveals one of my digital painting techniques with a step by step walk through including images for each stage and layer settings. Enjoy! Wonder Woman is an iconic figure in the comic book world. She is an amazon princess called “Diana” after a Greek goddess (Artemis). 9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry Here’s a great video on photographic composition, created by The Cooperative of Photography using tips and photographs by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the 9 composition tips is illustrated with examples from McCurry’s impressive body of work. Here are the 9 tips covered in the video: Rule of Thirds: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines Leading Lines: Use natural lines to lead eyes into the picture Diagonals: Diagonal lines create great movement Framing: Use natural frames like windows and doors Figure to Ground: Find a contrast between subject and background Fill the Frame: Get close to your subjects Center Dominant Eye: Place the dominant eye in the center of the photo Patterns and Repetition: Patterns are aesthetically pleasing, but the best is when the pattern is interrupted Symmetry: Symmetry is pleasing to the eye
Good Reference Gallery Figure Drawing Reference (Scroll down for Head Drawing Reference Gallery) Photography credits below Do you want more images? Subscribers get exclusive access to my personal library of reference images, including scans of Pose File 7 and premium images from Posespace.com. Enter your email below and click the blue button to join. Street Photography Composition Lesson #12: Color Theory Eric Kim, Downtown LA 2012. For today’s compositional lesson– I want to talk about color theory— and how you can better utilize colors when it comes to your street photography. Personally around 2 years ago, I made the switch from shooting fully black and white — to just shooting color film (Kodak Portra 400). Since then, I have learned to see the world in a totally different way. It has been fun, refreshing, and quite exciting. However at the same time– shooting in color presented a new bag of worms.
Making of 'Superbad' by Mike Thompson Introduction My painting of Michael Cera, titled "SuperBad", was actually created as part of a pitch for his new movie, Youth Revolt. The client wanted to persuade the studio to use an illustrated poster for this film, rather than the usual photographed one sheet. The direction I was given was to keep the art vibrant and make sure that Cera looked as nerdy as possible. They wanted a MAD Magazine type of look, minus the distortion. This is the original mock up that the client sent in their brief (Fig.01).
How to Use the Rule of Thirds Effectively in Graphic Design If you were one of those students who loved art classes but hated math, it was probably a shock to the system when you found out just how much math you’d end up using as professional designer. In fact, math skills are absolutely essential for print design—at the very least, you need to know how to measure out your bleed area and understand the physical size of your canvas. But if you’re willing to understand more than just the mathematical basics, you can use those numbers and measurements to turn a design into a thing of beauty. Good Reference Gallery - Freshdesigner.com Figure Drawing Reference (Scroll down for Head Drawing Reference Gallery) Photography credits below Do you want more images? Subscribers get exclusive access to my personal library of reference images, including scans of Pose File 7 and premium images from Posespace.com. Enter your email below and click the blue button to join.
Street Photography Composition Lesson #10: Urban Landscapes For today’s lesson I want to talk about “urban landscapes.” Urban landscapes aren’t really compositions in the specific sense (compared to lines, curves, etc)– but I still feel they are relevant when creating our street photographs. If you guys have read my prior lessons on composition– I have thought a lot about what a “composition” really is. For me at the end of the day– a composition can really be anything. The dictionary’s definition to composition is as follows: Composition: The combining of distinct parts or elements to form a whole.