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Elements of Traditional Composition

In this 10-week course, master artist Glenn Vilppu will teach you the fundamental elements of composition used in pictorial art. You will study the important aspects of composition like movement, force, opposites, geometry, and many more. Glenn will show you how the Old Masters utilize these compositional concepts in their creations. Afterward, you will watch Glenn's demonstration on how to apply those elements to your artwork using a traditional step-to-step approach. After completing this course, you will gain a deep understanding of composition and be able to transform your artistic ideas into visually effective outcomes.

10 Lessons 12h 57m 16s of videos

Common Questions

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

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.

Is this course beginner friendly?

Yes! This is a great introduction to composition for beginner level.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that are designed to help you better understand the lectures taught by instructor Glenn Vilppu.

Is this course for fine artists or entertainment artists?

It is for both. A fundamental understanding of composition is extremely important in all visual art fields like animation, illustration, and fine art.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.