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Compositional Constititional #3 by jeffwamester Compositional Constititional #3 by jeffwamester
More focus on how grey plays a part in the composition... also included a few more things I have learned in this process...

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PS: Comments, questions etc. encouraged... I am trying to learn more and learn from you guys what you guys do to work on this skill.

PPS: What would you guys think if I posted a tutorial on the process I am experimenting with?

PPPS: Yes, I think of myself as a rogue art scientist. wanna fight da'bout it?!
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344485453227283 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
i got one for ya. this looks a lot like what richard schmid calls 'pattern' - the strongest principle of design. his book 'alla prima' talks about it more in depth, but basically it has to do with the shapes created by connecting the darks in a composition.

i like finding connections between different applications of art. *ding
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344485453227283 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
i'm not this far along. i'm definitely interested in it.

good on you for leading the charge.
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ArcaneLollipop Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Oh, one more thing... A lot of your compositions have the point of interest in the dead center... Not necessarily negative, just something to be aware of (if someone hasn't already mentioned it)
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ga4000 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice! the shades of grey are especially remarkable on the second on the first row giving an impression of distance in between the people (relative to the viewer), and on the seventh in the same row as the person goes in the tunnel!!
an amazing series of composition so far!!
if you would be so kind could you please do the tutorial thing?
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Hoshino-tantan26 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
anouuu...I dont understand the flow of the story unlike the previous ones... But mabe I justcant figure which parts to look at first >.>'' sorry... But I do wanna see a tutorial :)
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IAmAir Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Would love a tutorial.
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bopx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
a lot of these are really awesome. My two favorites are the one with the rings and the second to last one with the river. Do you use reference for that? or are you just boss like that
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The-last-art Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
i rly like the first pannel! looks awesome!
^^
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Max-Dunbar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
These continue to be awesome. So glad you're posting them!
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IkeWhitehead Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
always tutorials pleazzzzze!
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Atrophy-Scene Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
These are really awesome!
One suggestion though, fade objects that are further away to help create depth, this would especially help for the 5th, 6th and 7th thumb for the top row. The technical term for it is "Atmospheric Perspective" if you care to look up a more detailed explanation.

Seriously though, these are really good compositions.
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Lightbringer2025 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Tutorials would be awesome!
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Ooh, I really like the one where the person is walking through a tunnel :D. And sure, why not?
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DecayingArt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
TUTORIAL: DO WANT! :D

Thanks for the template! A lot of the time I find myself being really bad at "stepping" back and looking at the big picture and paying attention to the composition. This is just the kind of exercise I need to practice with.
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mscorley Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Are you making these compositions off of a story or anything? Or just making up cool comps from your head for nothing in particular?
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Comps from my head, no story...
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mscorley Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I'm even more impressed then
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UnknownToDeathNorLif Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
I like it!
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JasonSweeney Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
im down on the tutorial
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burningflag Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, please, bring on the tutorial!

Also, what about thumbnailing a comic-page like this? These work great for illustration/covers/... but, you among those who know best, know that a comic page works differently than a pin-up. Yes, the typical thumbnails look similar, but its a bit unusual to see comic page thumbnails with spotblacks, or even with greys. You got the skills, we need the thrills :)

Thanks in advance.
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No difference actually, you just have to add in another layer of consideration ( i.e. that a narrative has to connect and build between each composition. ) and in some circles people believe you need to consider the page as a whole versus individual panels ( although I believe that just ends up interfering with the story for the sake of a "pretty page" ).
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burningflag Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hm, yeah, the comic page works as a whole but as you said, narration is more important than a pretty page. Looking forward to the next deviation.
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marvelleftw Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wouldn't you want to try other canvas sizes? Like squares and A4?
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yes, and no... the theory is the same really. Design is about proportion and intention. Canvas size/shape is just the vessel you are confined to....
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marvelleftw Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
agreed the theory is the same, but in real life you don't only get to work on banners is all I'm saying :) anyways big ups for what you're doing, it's an inspiration :horns:
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marvelleftw Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
p.s. really diggin' all of these so far
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KidiMaster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student
I would like to see that tutorial!!
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