Level Up - Composition Presentation 1: Design Theory for Artists (eight part video)
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  • Composition Presentation 1: Design Theory for Artists (eight part video)

    START! your journey here. This first presentation covers in depth design theory and root principles of composition. Also included is the first assignment Composition 1.1.

    1. Watch the video presentation above.
    2. Begin your assignment, Composition 1.1 here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=271
    3. Upload your assignment to a thread in the assignment forum, as shown in the link above.
    4. Level Up!


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  • StartUp! Assignments


    The Nude Reference Thread(18+)

    Thread Starter: davi

    Last Post By: surus February 10th, 2014 Go to last post
    Bri in the sky

    Bri in the sky - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: Bri in the sky

    I chose 'Ahasuerus at the end of the world' by Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl simply because it's one of my favourite paintings. The painting has an interesting rythm through the placement of the figures ice and crows. There are various digonals at work in this painting that create a visual flow and...

    Last Post By: MartinGill561 1 Day Ago Go to last post
    Jason Manley

    Assignment: Composition 1.1 - "Enter the Masters"

    Thread Starter: Jason Manley

    START! your journey here. This first presentation covers in depth design theory and root principles of composition. Also included is the first assignment Composition 1.1. <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/85299600" width="1000" height="750" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen...

    Last Post By: jsn 21 Hours Ago Go to last post

    Darkstrider - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: Darkstrider

    For my 1st one I picked The Angel Succoring Hagar by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Man, I don't even see how anybody can do one of these in an hour - I took 2 before it started to look halfway decent, and I know it still has a ways to go. I kinda killed my time right at the beginning though - 1st by...

    Last Post By: RaliVanMinks 3 Days Ago Go to last post

    SerJef - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: SerJef

    I'm very happy you are doing this Jason! You have inspired me to stop being afraid and put some art on the web for the very first time. In fact this is my first ever forum post, so I hope I don't botch anything. 1. My first study is from Rembrandt specifically "man met de gouden helm". I...

    Last Post By: RaliVanMinks 1 Week Ago Go to last post

    Grumpysaur- Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: Grumpysaur

    Ok, as for questions: I am seeing glare sheen on many of the source paintings and also a scratchy grit that I'm assuming happened in post production editing of the photo of the painting when they upped the contrast or sharpened it. My mind wants to eliminate that, and paint it without the glare,...

    Last Post By: RaliVanMinks 2 Weeks Ago Go to last post

    RIST - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: Rist

    Hello all.. Great to be doing this! Fantastic opportunity for improvement :D It was a very challenging beginning for me. I hope these were alright for my first studies. They were completed in Photoshop. For future studies it will be by pencil or paint as my WACOM just died :( Artist:...

    Last Post By: Jason Manley 2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
    David Ahmad

    LevelUp! Online Workshop - Registration (Early Sign-up Discount Now!)

    Thread Starter: David Ahmad

    LEVEL UP! is on and you may begin! The #1 Online Art Workshop in the World by ConceptArt.org Invest in your passion. We believe in the life-long path of studying art and upping the necessary skills to succeed in the industry and in your personal artwork. Level Up is a state of the art,...

    Last Post By: ZeCarnevilCat 1 Day Ago Go to last post

    Dayle - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: Dayle

    Study 01_After the bath; Mary Minifie 1 hour The reason I chose this piece is because I think it captures the moment and mood very well. It’s beautifully balanced and has lots of interesting focal points. I think it does everything, covers all the points from the workshop / lecture, the ‘up...

    Last Post By: Jason Manley 3 Days Ago Go to last post

    Dahlia - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: Dahlia

    These were all about 1 hour. 1. 'A Soul Brought to Heaven' - Bouguereau I chose this one because it had interesting value transitions, and I thought it did a good job of bringing focus to the middle figure by making that the highest contrast area. It also has some pretty strong diagonals that...

    Last Post By: Dahlia 3 Hours Ago Go to last post

    morningbloom915 - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: morningbloom915

    So this was probably the wrong choice for my first go at this assignment. I know her profile is totally wrong but I got caught up in getting the values right and when I realized it, I ran out of time to fix it. I may revisit this one at the end. I chose this piece for the economy. The background,...

    Last Post By: Jason Manley 2 Weeks Ago Go to last post

    RaliVanMinks - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: RaliVanMinks

    Hello everyone! First study after watching the video and going through some possible references. Really love the assignment and it´s a huge motivation being able to participate. :o) I chose this painting by Maxfield Parrish because of the dramatic lighting, enhanced by the...

    Last Post By: Jason Manley 4 Hours Ago Go to last post

    Nikita Replyanski - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: repius

    Hi everybody! Thanks a lot for one of the best lectures about composition. I'm rather new here but I've got very inspired by your Level UP! project! I may have some problems with my English, but I'll try to write my ideas in simply words and make some additional illustrations to help me:) Sorry...

    Last Post By: repius 3 Weeks Ago Go to last post

    TomasBj - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: TomasBj

    Hi, I started painting on my free time fairly recently. Without any art education I decided that that I would try my hand with the workshops here and probably continue with the LevelUp! program. So here's my first master study. Ivan Aivazovsky was a russian master who painted amazing...

    Last Post By: TomasBj 23 Hours Ago Go to last post

    Taylor's Composition Exploration

    Thread Starter: autumncoloredmelodie

    First study. 50 minutes. I learned how to use varied brushes to create texture in this piece. I also realize how important the angle and energy of strokes are, as I didn't get them quite right in the foremost mountain to the right. Additionally, my contrast is too strong, which makes my...

    Last Post By: SerJef 4 Weeks Ago Go to last post

    TomAzza - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: TomAzza

    Hey folks, Jason, thank you for the videos and for the opportunity, I'll just upload the studies as i dish them out.. 1. Caravaggio - Il martirio di San Pietro I chose this particular piece first, because I have always ben captured by the rythms and continuity of it: the eye is...

    Last Post By: Jason Manley February 18th, 2014 Go to last post