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Week 2: Notan and Chiaroscuro with Bill Perkins

Week 2: Notan and Chiaroscuro
Learn the Foundation of Great Compositions Discover the importance of Notan and Chiaroscuro.

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Bill Perkins
Art Theory
Composition, Design
1h 12m 33s

In week two, instructor Bill Perkins 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. You will learn how master illustrators used these techniques to create strong and compelling works of art.

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

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