I've been re-reading Loomis' Creative Illustration, after not having touched it for maybe 2 years, in order to delve deeper into it, learn more and also see what I have learned and practiced, with a new level of perception.
There are a few facets of pictoral creation that facinate me more than others. Two of those are composition and design. Loomis provides a sound basis for study, I have found things here and there that have added and I am hoping that the video by Jason Manley, which I bought and feel is great so far, will add more to my arsenal of composition understanding and construction.
Design however, in it's very basic and pure sence is something I have not looked into more than what a study of a composition might suggest. Re-reading Loomis, and particularly his words on the subject in the chapeter about tone, it recaptured my imagination and interest in an even deeper way than before and I'd like to look into it.
I remember there was an illustration of many knights fighting, that was based on this http://weblog.tudelft.nl/media/blogs...omposition.jpg , it certainly showed me the impact such a design might have on a product of the type illustrtors usually create, but also hinted more to me about why I found the initial composition wonderful.
So, what can I do from here on? Any books to read? Images to study? Artists work to look into? Educate me CA!!!