Establishing compositional structure


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Establishing compositional structure

OK. We know that we have to eliminate detail. But do we just smear away the photo into oblivion? No. This is the step in which you establish the major compositional structure of the painting. This is not rocket science. The composition is already established in the photograph. The goal here is to highlight the composition through an almost-abstraction of the image. In this segment, we'll look into breaking down the photo's composition. OK, so here we are, we've got our image. And, I'm just going to show you just a little exercise that really is a good way to stop looking at this image as the photographic elements that it is and to start thinking of it more in, just flat planes, almost an abstraction.

And so, we're not even at the point yet of establishing all of our layering and everything. I'm just using the base photograph and I'm going to create a new layer on top of it. And I'm going to grab one of my brushes, probably the Round Blunt, and the Opaque Rou...

Establishing compositional structure
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Establishing compositional structure provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Design
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Photoshop Wacom
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