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Composition for Visual Artists | Week 2: Notan and Chiaroscuro with Bill Perkins

Composition for Visual Artists | Week 2: Notan and Chiaroscuro
Learn the Fundamentals of Design and Develop Your Artistic Style Use the concepts of notan and chiaroscuro to design and compose

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Bill Perkins
Charcoal Pencil, Pastel Pencil, Tracing Paper
1h 13m 3s
Composition for Visual Artists

We are pleased to share with you a 10-week long class brought to you by Art Mentors! In this class, renowned Disney art director and instructor, Bill Perkins, will teach Composition for Artists. This class will comprehensively break down the fundamentals of design and artistic composition. You will learn how to gain a better understanding of art as a language in order to excavate more meaning in your own work. In this second lesson, Bill will focus on Notan and Chiaroscuro, and how you can change modes between the two in order to move the viewer’s eye and create areas of interest.


  • General’s Charcoal Pencil
  • CarbOthello Pencil – Burnt Sienna
  • Letraset Marker Paper
  • Tracing Paper
Beginner / Intermediate

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