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Rhythms Power in Visual Design with Bill Perkins

Rhythms Power in Visual Design
Master the Skill of Visual Storytelling Learn how rhythm can command the viewers attention.

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Bill Perkins
Art Theory, Entertainment Arts
Art Philosophy, Composition, Design
Charcoal Pencil, Conté
2h 29m 45s

In this lesson, instructor Bill Perkins will teach you the importance of rhythm within your compositions. You will learn the different characteristics and effects that rhythm has on the viewers. Bill will do studies to decipher the use of rhythm by master illustrator Dean Cornwell. You will also examine how rhythm can go beyond the composition to fit into character design.

This lesson belongs to the course Visual Storytelling. In this 7-week course, legendary Disney art director Bill Perkins will teach you the skillsets needed to create strong visual storytelling for film and animation. With his years of experience working on films like Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Space Jam, Bill will help build your visual vocabulary to aid in your creative storytelling. You will learn about the visual components like primaries of design. Bill will lecture on the importance of dominance and subordination. You will explore ways to achieve shape clarity as well as manipulate both visible and implied lines. From there, Bill will analyze the use of color and visual subtext to help enhance your visual storytelling.

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