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Compositional Constiutional by jeffwamester Compositional Constiutional by jeffwamester
Recently, I have had the feeling that the more character design I do, the more other skills need intentional work to continue to get better ... So I decided to do small black, white and gray thumbnailed compositions... I am doing 8-20 a day as my warm-ups. I have almost 300 now, this is just a few but I hope to have many thousands more... if y'all wanna see more lemme know ;D
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snowysylva Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the dynamic feel of these. 
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know this is old, but this is a really great idea. I've been feeling like all I know how to do is draw characters floating in nothingness lately (and not even doing that all that well)...this is a great subject of study.
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Amy-Hands Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This has been featured in my journal [link] ! Its such a great way to get ideas out onto the page and to get the creativity flowing. I have started doing this and it really helps. Thanks :D
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feeesh Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
These arre awesome studies. You should definitely post every single one you do, even if it gets in the thousands. Its exciting and inspirational.
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
NIIICE!!!
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draweverywhere Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
THese are great Jeff!
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e-laboy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
These are very insightful. Of course I'd like to see more!
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LutherTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
moreeeeee
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staino Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm inspired by your need to flex your artistic muscles to maintain the diversity of your skills!
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Woah almost 300?! O_O
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Max-Dunbar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional
love these. Great to see this kind of stuff.
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C-WeaponX Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
defo wana see more!!!!!! also some tips about composition would be brilliant!!!
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ArcaneLollipop Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Yes, I'd like to see more! These are awesome.
One thing.
I'm noticing most of these have a composition that slashes diagonal from the upper left to the lower right. Is there a reason for this or was it unconscious?
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Unconscious mostly... I think it probably comes from the western reading direction, left to right. Good spot though, I need to be cognoscente of those kinds of things...
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ArcaneLollipop Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I thought that might be it... That kind of composition can be very effective of course but yeah. Thought I'd point it out.
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n8beezy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would love to see more. This inspires me!
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JasonTormos Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice!..keep em coming!
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DanNortonArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional
great stuff man!
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks dude!
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Honored1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
great idea. gonna steal this one bud!
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Do it!
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SparksflyStudios Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice work. Great idea. And yes, I'd like to see more.
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Axel13-Gallery Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
awesomeness!
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m3l3ctric Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
stunning
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nelsonjoey Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Artist
ya more!
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Spifmo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow great idea
i actually may try this
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Tannerama Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Did you make a template for these or do you hand draw the frames? And yes, I am greatly interested in seeing more of this kinda stuff.
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I made up a photoshop template and printed a bunch out...
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Tannerama Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cool
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johnsonverse Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I'm stealing all of these!
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
NoooooOOOOOOOO! LOL!
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JasonSweeney Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
r u using anything as "reference"? ive been doing the same thing, but to a movie called The Big Combo, its free on youtube...just wondering, bc urs look far more fun to draw than mine...movie is so boring
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No reference, but I plan on integrating that into the learning process. Gonna experiment and see what works best...
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Holyengine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really amazing pieces :)

I would like to see more :)
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elspatula Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This really looks great! Awesome simplicity, more of it :)
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Konjur Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
these look great. i think i'll try it out too!
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DecayingArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
MOAR! Also any kind of explanation of the process, concepts, methods, etc. would be very helpful and inspirational. :D
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novaster Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Such a neat idea for an exercise.Could you please upload more?I would love to see them!~
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ga4000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
more please XD
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Oseremi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Great exercise! Great for both animation and comic composition (the framing will be horizontal for animation, of course). You have an expansive mental library. I tried something similar to this 3-value system sketch and by the 5th thumbnail my comps grew dry. Thanks for sharing this, I am excited to revisit the exercise!
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shaotemp Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great stuff my friend.
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IAmAir Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely! These are great, and teach much. What are your tools?
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Pencil, paper ( from a template ), pen, marker and copic gray marker...
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MaramShabana Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooow...nice snapshots...but why you chose these degrees of colors?!..
Are they use for especial something?!
Cool artwork...XD
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sort of... at this point it seems like good composition is a three tone composition. Two should should dominate ( Positive and negative shapes ) and the third, a middle tone, compliment the other two...
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MaramShabana Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaaaa....now understood
Forgive my poor knowledge
Thank you for the info.
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jeffwamester Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
;D
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tarorae Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is the sort of thing I really ought to do more of. I love things like this. I need to get more adventurous and bold in my composition.
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grumperpants Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those look fantastic! That's also a really cool idea to keep up with.
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FlockofFlamingos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
These are awesome! I'd love to see more. :)
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