Understanding simplified indication


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Understanding simplified indication

Simplified ndication is my term for representing visual elements with a minimum of detail. I refer to this as my connect-the-dots theory of engaging the viewer. Our brain delights in filling in detail to create meaning. A painter, for example, does not typically paint every leaf on a representation of a tree. Rather, he creates an under painting of light and dark areas to model the volume of the tree, then applies a few well-placed brush strokes to fool the eye into seeing greater detail.

The viewer then connects the dots and reads the imagery as a tree with leaves. Simplified indication is yet another element of the vocabulary of painting. Let's take a look at it. So we've finished our underpainting, and hopefully you worked on it zoomed out like I've got here, you don't want to be close up. But going forward, we are now going to start to get closer and closer to the painting as we work. And if this was a real painting, it would be something like 30 or 40 inches at least.

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Understanding simplified indication
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Understanding simplified indication 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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