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    Psychopulse 75 - Composition 1.1

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    1. For my first composition study, I've decided to take a look at a background from Disney's Lilo and Stitch. The emphasis is clearly seen on Lilo and Nani's house, which is the first thing you'll easily notice, of course. There's also a lot of economy used with trees and the mountains, and some continuity for the dirt path leading up to the house.
    Some of the trees are palm while others are birch, giving some variety to the pic.

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    2. The second one for today is a waterfall background from Disney's Pocahontas. Now, the first thing I notice is the economy used, from much of the mountain and the rock formations, and even those tree leaves in the foreground. But what especially impressed me is the rhythm and balance this piece has. The two giant stones are on the opposite sides of each other, giving symmetrical balance, as well as the rhythm of the rock formations, with smaller stone platforms on the middle and sides, with the two giant stones in between them. I also see a smooth, lumpy rhythm within the mountain cliff itself, and the tree leaves on the top left to help balance out the rocky cliff on the top right.

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    3. I have no clue where this is from, I'm sure someone will tell me. Anyway, the first thing I notice is the boy being lost in the forest, but this pic has a variety in the light to dark transition, with the boy being in the middle. There's lots of economy, repetition and continuity within the trees in this picture, and I can even see a rhythm going from fewer trees on the left side to more trees on the right side.

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    Great analysis and great choices for images too. You should paint these while you analyze them. You will see far more if you do...and that is the purpose of the assignment, to create actual painted studies and the analysis. Perhaps it was not clear given the example thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley View Post
    Great analysis and great choices for images too. You should paint these while you analyze them. You will see far more if you do...and that is the purpose of the assignment, to create actual painted studies and the analysis. Perhaps it was not clear given the example thread.
    Yeah, I've seen other people do that. I'll update with the black and white painted versions in a moment alongside later studies.

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    Edit: I replaced the black and white pictures with my painted studies. With that said, this was a little trickier than I thought. In particular, I had to intentionally leave out some details due to my less-than impressive painting skills...

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    you should absolutely be leaving out the little details. the process we are working with is from general to specific so the goal is to really hit the big points, the overall picture, first and foremost. please follow instructions regarding how to present the images next to the originals so they can be compared. I think you should check out others threads to see what I mean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley View Post
    you should absolutely be leaving out the little details. the process we are working with is from general to specific so the goal is to really hit the big points, the overall picture, first and foremost. please follow instructions regarding how to present the images next to the originals so they can be compared. I think you should check out others threads to see what I mean.


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    I see what you mean now. The painted studies have been moved to the OP. And I did in fact make the mistake of trying to do too much.

    Back to the studies...

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    Here's the latest...

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    Swans by M.C. Escher. I've always been fascinated by his work and this masterpiece of his is no different. In particular, the first things that are immediately apparent are the repetition of the swans and the balance of black and white against a simple gray background, making good use of the economy in this piece. The infinity symbol is also used excellently giving this piece a really good rhythm and continuity.

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    The lines are integral in the last piece. I would suggest adding those. I hope you don't give up on this stuff. You are on the right track.

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    That's why I'm here. I'm hoping to pay for the course for a few months at some point.

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    keep at this...there is plenty to do

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    After taking another look at the video again, I have a renewed drive to continue. I did this next one in pencil.

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    This is another M.C. Escher Piece, Hand with Reflecting sphere. The emphasis is wonderfully played with here. At first glance, it's the hand holding the sphere, but then you see the reflection in it as well as the person holding the sphere. The detail the in the room reflected in the sphere and the hand holding it wonderfully balances out the economy of the background you see. But all sorts of things are going on in that reflection too. You see a variety of books big and small on the bookshelf, giving it a clunky rhythm, and you can see lots of things like the pictures, the chairs and tables, even the window and lightbulb.

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    that is a beautiful piece to study. one of my favorites from my childhood. i am glad you are back at this. awesome.

    this may seem like a silly question. i assure you it is not. why did you make the ball not round?

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    Yeah, I guess I did make it a little smaller, but I got the width right, at least. I'm usually more accurate with pencil, but I even I have the occasional slip.

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