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    Question Any good books on Color Theory/Composition?

    Do you guys know of any good books that would include both subjects?
    In my opinion, they are interconnected, so they have to be studied together.
    I poked around my local Barnes&Noble but couldn't find anything of the sort. If you are aware of any books that are on the topic please feel free to give me the title, i'll see if i can find them.
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    The Andrew Loomis Illustration book touches on Composition nicely. Search for the PDF online!

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    I got the link from some thread on this forum you can download the book here. It's zipped so you will need winzip, winrar or which ever you use to extract the pdf file. The book is very funny I could still read it even when I was feeling sleepy.
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    I can recommend D.W. Graham, Composing Pictures (may be out of print, so search your library)

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    Two books that helping me alot are

    "Design & Composition Secrets of Professional Artists: 16 Successful Painters Show How They Create Prize-Winning Work"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...183254-8143142

    "Harvey Brown, Eternal Truth For Every Artist"
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...183254-8143142
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    there is a book by edgar payne that was the basis for loomis' notes on composition. there is also some info on color theory in there.
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