Introduction to Composition

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    In this lesson, instructor Bill Perkins 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. You will study the basics of effective compositional design.

    This lesson belongs to the course Composition for the Visual Artist. In this 10-week course, Bill Perkins will teach you the foundations of composition. As a renowned Disney art director, painter, and art theorist, Bill will bring his knowledge to teach you the main elements in a composition. Whether you want to work traditionally or digitally, this course will give you the tools needed to create compelling artworks; from there, create a persuasive experience for the viewers.

    Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

    Fedja Hadzic
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    Thank you so much for these lessons. I have one question about this image below, why is this Chiaroscuro and not Notan?

    Thank you in advance

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    I think its cause if it was Notan you’d be able to see the grey of Batman’s uniform n the bat symbol. light vs dark. Here the lights n shadows are just describing his form

    Noah Tran
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    It’s chiaroscuro because the only lights you can see in the image are not light objects, but light hitting his form creating light shapes, aka light v shadow, which is Chiaroscuro.

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