Hi everyone, hi Jason.
Just bought Level Up yesterday and super keen to get stuck in as its exactly what I've been looking for in terms of self motivated but structured study at this period in my life.
Short bio. I'm 21 and an aspiring student of art. I completed a diploma of fine arts last year but due to circumstances am not able to continue at this present moment to a adv dip / degree etc.
More comfortable in traditional so looking to get my hands real dirty in digital and get a wrestle on this wacom tablet, as we all are.
lets do it!
Almeida Junior - Saudade (Longing)
So what I really love about this painting is the use of verticals within the tall format which i think help let the eye rest on the emphasis and feel calm. If the lines running in the upper portion where horizontal I think it would have a very different experience.
I can see that the main shapes of the background form a cross leading us to the face of the subject. I also really enjoy the economy within this painting especially alongside the variety of detail within the seemingly simple areas of brick and floor, creating visual interest in these areas for the painting that has relatively few points of main interest.