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Learn to think about composition in terms of the visual interest and implied story by watching artist Mary Jane Begin create a brand-new comp from scratch.
Mary Jane Begin clarifies the best practices for developing any artistic or illustrated composition, covering compositional balance, movement, direction, unity, and format choices.
Explore tertiary color, the neutral browns and greys that make vibrant colors pop and subtle paintings possible.
Learn to add the illusion of depth to your artwork with the effective use of color and contrast.
Add visual texture to your artwork with color, pattern, and a variety of brush strokes. Break up repetitive strokes and static blocks of color for more dynamic images.
Break an image down into its basic shapes and learn how to effectively compose a drawing or painting.
Learn to use tone, color, and glazing to establish a visual hierarchy in your artwork and designs.
An award-winning illustrator sits down at the drawing board to explain how complementary colors can make your artwork and designs more compelling and vibrant.
Learn the properties of color, and how to use it to tell stories, create moods, draw attention, and add new possibilities to your creative toolbox.