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    The guy in the back rolling his eyes and shaking his head? That's me. But continue...
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    Keep studying DB - try to work from life as much as possible to develop your awareness and sensitivity to light, values and color - it takes a lot of work but you'll get there!
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    JeffX99, what do you mean by "composition"?
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    Armando, composition is basically the arrangement of the elements within the picture plane. It is essentially the "foundation" of the image. There are a lot of theories and ideas about composition but because it is sort of a "hidden" aspect of two dimensional art there are few books on it and it can be challenging to study. It isn't as critical in concept art (costume/character design, vehicle design, etc.) since the purpose of concept art is to clearly communicate an idea rather than compose a more traditional work. Thanks for the question - hope that answered it!
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    Thanks for the answer. I believe composition can be summarized as: our way of looking at things.
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    I'll let Andrew Loomis do my talking:

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    "Expert use of the fundamentals is the only basis there is for learning to draw. These fundamentals can be listed, studied, and carried out in your own way. They are: proportion, anatomy, perspective, values, color, and knowledge of mediums and materials. Each of these can be the subject of infinite study and observation."
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    Thanks Noah! Doesn't get any better than that!
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    I'm far from a professional, but in regards to your second point in the fundamentals of visual art, 2) Drawing: by this I mean accurate shape, form, scale, perspective and the way separate elements relate:

    A friend of mine is an art instructor at BYU Idaho and he has come up with a very cool measuring technique that helps you get accurate proportions in your drawing. He uses the technique in all his work and he is a pretty awesome artist. You can take a look at www.accurasee.com and see some of his artwork and some short videos that he has created. He shows step by step how he uses the kit and why it can be useful to any artist. Hope you take a look and good luck!
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    rtmt5kd, your posts would seem a LOT less spammy if every one didn't have the exact same copypasted paragraph. Starting a new thread with this info might be okay, but carpet bombing identical replies is definitely not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    rtmt5kd, your posts would seem a LOT less spammy if every one didn't have the exact same copypasted paragraph. Starting a new thread with this info might be okay, but carpet bombing identical replies is definitely not.
    Hi Tristan. Sorry about the spamlike comments. I'm Bjorn Thorkelson, the creator of the Accurasee System and encouraged some of my students to spread the word...some students might be spreading it a little thick.

    Maybe I'll start a thread...be up front about it.

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    Quick question, what's the difference between acurasee and normal graph drawing?
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