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Composition: The Complete Guide To Painting Composition And Design

This is a package of all the eight eBooks in the Virtual Art Academy® Building Block™: Composition.

Composition is the key to successful painting. Without a strong composition, you can spend an enormous amount of time on crafting an accurate representation of your subject, but you will never end up with a work of art. It is the composition of a painting that makes it interesting to look at and keeps the viewer’s attention.

Course Unit 1 – Far Music
visual music – principles of composition – developing compositions – redesigning nature – linear sketch

Course Unit 2 – Space Division
unequal space division – informal subdivisions – inequality – threes – odd numbers – negative space – boundary relationships – tangent avoidance – viewfinder – cropping – rabatment – shape simplification – baselines – foreground – overlapping forms – right angles – symmetry – rhythm – tie together

Course Unit 3 – Organizational Structures
organizational structures

Course Unit 4 – Contrast
shape – saturation – value – temperature – line – brushwork – texture – size – active & passive mix

Course Unit 5 – Focal Points
focal point – secondary focal point – directing lines – isolation – one thirds

Course Unit 6 – Eye Movement
eye pathways – repeating color spots – guiding lights & darks – entering point – density of space division

Course Unit 7 – Line
graceful line – interrelationship – transition – counterpoint

Course Unit 8 – Unity & Variety
unit & variety – dominance – repetition with variety

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