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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

    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: Jason Manley 1 Day Ago 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 April 17th, 2014 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: David Ahmad 2 Weeks Ago Go to last post
    SerJef

    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: Jason Manley May 30th, 2014 Go to last post
    Agerkvist

    Agerkvist - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: Agerkvist

    I have the following questions: When doing this study I stuck to the 1 hour limit and obviously I struggled since I'm new at this, but I see many other people here spending much longer on each study. Should I disregard the time limit aswell or just focus on getting faster? I did this using no...

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

    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 April 15th, 2014 Go to last post
    Rist

    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 June 8th, 2014 Go to last post
    samwaulu

    samwaulu - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: samwaulu

    Hello folks! I picked Repin's "What freedom!" for its marvelous flow and the overall luminous, translucent quality. Also took a larger bite than I could actually swallow. Haven't really painted in about three years. In one hour only produced some incoherent puddles. Simply couldn't leave it at...

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

    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: ashess May 26th, 2014 Go to last post
    Raúl.Arbeloa

    Raúl.Arbeloa - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: Raúl.Arbeloa

    Hi, I don't have any questions for the moment but I will appreciate any correction. I post here my firts two studies. I would probably make at least another two studies of these same artists. 1.I would like to start with Berkey for all he represents for Science Fiction and Entertainment...

    Last Post By: Agerkvist 2 Days Ago Go to last post
    Dayle

    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 April 23rd, 2014 Go to last post
    morningbloom915

    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 June 8th, 2014 Go to last post
    RaliVanMinks

    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 April 23rd, 2014 Go to last post
    TomasBj

    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 April 18th, 2014 Go to last post
    strSAM

    strSAM - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: strSAM

    Hello This is my first attempt at drawing on a graphic tablet, so it did not work out too well;) The remaining 19 drawings, it will be hard work :) Orginal drawing : Jan Matejko - Studium głowy starca

    Last Post By: Jason Manley 2 Days Ago Go to last post
    MartinGill561

    MartinGill561 - Composition 1.1

    Thread Starter: MartinGill561

    Ok heres my first study! I found this quite challenging! THE SHY PEASANT - ILYA REPIN: Ive really fallen in love with Repin's work recently, I only found out about his work while looking through the masters work in google. What i really like about this piece is how he captured the emotion in...

    Last Post By: Jason Manley April 29th, 2014 Go to last post