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    Leading the viewers eye with contrast.

    Hello,

    I have uploaded a 20 minute video tutorial on understanding contrast and the role it plays in guiding the viewers eye.




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    Jason.
    Last edited by jason_maranto; May 20th, 2012 at 11:13 AM. Reason: Changed the location of the video to YouTube.
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    Great vid! Like how you analyzed Frazetta lol
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    Thanks, my goal with this was to help artists to understand a fundamental tool -- so often you find artists who do a good piece but they have no idea how they did it or why it works... often times in order to explain to themselves and others they make up a reason that may or may not be relevant or even true.

    Frazetta just happens to be a great example of an artist who used this tool to great effect.

    I'm also a believer that technique without theory is of little value... technique is easy to learn -- theory can often pose more of a challenge for the artist.

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    Jason.
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    Awesome tutorial and many thanks!
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    Great job, Jason. Turning the paintings into grayscale was eye-opening. I sure learned a lot with this video. Thanks!
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    Man, this is gold information...I can´t thank you enough

    For those that like me are learning from themselves this information is really important, I think it should become a sticky thread...

    Cheers
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    Great vid Jason, thank you for putting it up. Would love to see more if you ever decide to make 'em!
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    thanks for video, it really helped me out =]
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    thank you and merry christmas
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    thank you Jason! Its a great healp for me!
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    Great tut, maybe you can talk about different contrast that you mentioned(like big-small, thick-thin, cold-warm, curvey-straight etc.)

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    Thank you Jaso. Really glad you shared this, thanks to you I now have a MUCH wider understanding of how contrast should work.
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    Hey Mateja,

    I'll have to put some thought into the simplest way to illustrate color contrasts and how they can be used, for the next installment.

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