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Camp Stokoe - Spring 2013
i dont reblog nuttin.
cept this. camp stokoe 100% baby.
Print these. I need ems now.
Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)
I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.
For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin
Stuff like this is why I’m glad I browse Tumblr more these days.
Great write up here! Take note people!
Going to livestream shortly. Come on by!
One of my favorite pages from the childrens book “Fat Cat of Underwhere” I illustrated. Would have loved to finish the series.
Sorry for the lack of updates, I have had a pretty nasty cold for the most part of the week. BUT I STILL BRING TREASURE. One of my very good friends, David Thaddeus Gunning, has made an aweeesome Hellraiser cube helmet. He did an absolutely great job crafting this.
I want one for my own damnit. Could you imagine the pick up lines wearing this?
“What’s your pleasure?”
“The box. You opened it. We came”
Hey guys! Another Halloween Horror livestream tonight! The movie will be GHOULIES II. Be there at 7PM eastern!