In this first week, Bill will introduce you to the visual components of a composition. You will learn to use patterns and values to improve your image clarity. Bill will introduce you to the concept of designing matrices, which gives your composition a supporting skeleton.
In week two, Bill will teach you the importance of Notan and Chiaroscuro in your compositions. Bill will lecture on the characteristics of both elements, then show you how to switch between the two to move the viewer’s eye and create areas of interest.
In week three, Bill focuses on value grouping in a composition. You will learn to break your values into different groups to create a clear visual story.
In week four, Bill will teach you the importance of tone within a composition. He will demonstrate how tone can give an artwork mood and clarity. You will look at his portfolio and examples from other artists to understand the power of tone.
In week five, you will learn how to utilize lines in the development of a composition. Bill will discuss how the variations of lines can create movement throughout an image. You will learn to use different shapes and angles to frame a given subject.
In week six, Bill will discuss how you can use shapes in a composition to create directions of force and movement. He will teach you that shapes can be categorized between major and minor keys, to develop a sense of hierarchy.
In week seven, you will learn the three primaries of design. Bill will show you how line, mass, and form can influence the mark-making in your artwork. He will demonstrate how to create renderings based upon the individual primaries and combine them together.
In week eight, Bill will discuss the various ways that space can be utilized in your compositions. You will learn how each type of space has its own unique qualities.
In week nine, Bill will discuss the various aspects of rhythm within a composition. Bill will teach you how to use the axes of depth and rhythmic forms to invoke movement in the viewer’s eye.
In week 10, you will learn to utilize color in your compositions. Bill will show you how to make use of the color wheel, hue, saturation, and value.
In this course with instructor Bill Perkins, you will gain all the insights on creating effective compositions. Bill will teach you how to use tone, value grouping, shape, line, and color to direct the viewer's eye across the picture plane.
It is for both. A fundamental understanding of composition is extremely important in all visual art fields like animation, illustration, and fine art.
This course is recommended for all levels. If you are just starting out, this will give you a solid foundation to begin your artistic career. If you have been painting and drawing for a number of years, this course is an excellent refresher on how to develop solid compositions.
All New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Bill Perkins. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.
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