In week one, Steve will introduce you to the basics of composition. You will explore the main visual components that make up a successful image, such as line and shape, while studying the definition of art.
In week two, you will learn about depth of field and how it helps draw the viewer’s eye into the image. Steve will explain how color keying can set the mood for a piece of art.
In week three, Steve will teach you the visual components used to develop a composition for landscape art. You will learn about the idea of affinity versus contrast. Steve will show you how to arrange and pace your composition.
In week four, Steve will lecture on the strategies that make your artwork more meaningful. You will learn how the parts of a whole can come together and create balance in a piece of art. Steve will demonstrate the different types of myths and truths in art throughout history.
In week five, Steve will demonstrate his approach to building a composition. He will show you the process of creating thumbnails and finding the most compelling configuration of elements within a picture frame. Then, you will learn about painting setup, brushes, and color theory.
In week six, Steve will demonstrate his painting process. Here, he focuses on the finishing stage of the painting, like controlling the temperature, harmonizing different elements, and refining the silhouettes.
This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Steve Huston. 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.
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.
It is for both. Deep knowledge of composition is crucial in all visual art fields like animation, illustration, and fine art.