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My Composition Bootcamp Starts Saturday
Hi Proko People! If you want to develop your composing skills with me this summer, spend twelve weeks (June, July & August) in a rigorous schedule of exercises, prompts, and projects to build your creativity and design strengths. You can read more at the "Composition Bootcamp" link on my home page: https://www.marshallart.com/HOME We just finished a three-month round and it went well enough for several students to take it a second time. I hope for this summer to be the best of all, and to see you there! Marshall
4 months ago
My Composition Bootcamp Starts Saturday
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4mo
How Do You Do A Good Compositional Study?
Hello Fellow Creators. I heard something in one of Marshall’s 1994 Perspective course lectures that caught my attention, and made me curious what you all are doing in the early stages of your projects. He warned of two hazards of perspective, and the solution to one of them is to do compositional study first where you don’t think about perspective at all. That sounded great, and then in a follow up he said something along the lines of doing a compositional study - “a good abstract that carries feeling.” Yes! Magnificent!...only, what exactly does that mean? What if it doesn’t mean what I think it means, and I’m just making assumptions that won’t get me anywhere? How do you go about doing a compositional study? What is a good abstract that carries feeling? So how do you study (visual) composition? How do you do a good compositional study? Where do you recommend going to learn how to create good compositional studies? (I already have Molly Bang’s PICTURE THIS and Gabriele Rico’s WRITING THE NATURAL WAY) Thank you in advance for your suggestions and for sharing your knowledge!
5 months ago
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B/W only comps suggestion
Hello everyone! I made some pretty quick b/w only comps, i always find it difficult to work only with 2 values and hard brushes. Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestion for improving my comps!
3 months ago
B/W only comps suggestion
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3mo
Composition of gold smith beetle
Hi all first post. I am concerned the leaves guide you eyes away from the main image. I am thick skinned so any suggestions are welcome.
5 months ago
Composition of gold smith beetle
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5mo
Underwater comps
Hello guys! I've made some underwater compositions for a project and i'd like to know what you think about those and what's your favourite one! All the images are made pretty quickly and it's not really my confort zone (i'm more a portrait artist). Thanks and have a great day!
4 months ago
Underwater comps
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4mo
Fantasy Illustration Feedback
Hello! This is my first time posting a topic here. I made this fantasy illustration, but there is something about it that doesń´t feel right and I can’t figure out what it is. Any feedback would be appreciated!
4 months ago
Fantasy Illustration Feedback
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4mo
Is this a Pleasing Composition?
Hey Guys! I just completed SVS learn's Creative Composition 2.0. The final assignment was to compose a scene based on this description " Quickly the little salamander scampered down to the forest floor and hid from the squirrel!" I also had to include as many elements as possible so it may feel a little chaotic but I wanted to create a pleasing composition. What do you guys think about it and what could I have done better. Please help me with it. Thank you!
4 months ago
Is this a Pleasing Composition?
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4mo
Critique on these pieces, please
Hey there, fellow artists! How r u doing? I've been studying a lot recently to level up my skills. These are some of my most recent studies. I would be extremely thankful if u could spare some insight and knowledge so I could improve my next pieces! Thanks in advance
5 months ago
Critique on these pieces, please
Critique on these pieces, please
Critique on these pieces, please
Critique on these pieces, please
Critique on these pieces, please
Critique on these pieces, please
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5mo
[In Progress] Composition Critiques?
Hey guys, i've still got alot of problems to solve in this piece, but before i do, i wanted to make sure the composition and perspective elements are all working at this current stage. Does anyone have some critique for me in that regard? Thanks in advance!
5 months ago
[In Progress] Composition Critiques?
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5mo
stuck on process
I find that I am constantly creating images only to have them "short circuit" half way through. This is the latest example of this kind of problem. I work traditionally and when I get to a point like this I start to really struggle with where to go with the image. I like the moon but it's not working with the rest of the image. I know planning and underdrawings would probably help but that often feels constricting. Any ideas on keep things spontaneous without crashing so much?
4 months ago
stuck on process
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4mo
Metaphor As Composition
Did anyone listen to the Draftsmen episode where Marshall introduces the book Picture This by Molly Bang? He talks about metaphor as composition... a gown is a waterfall, the stage design is like garbage, etc. I found it very inspiring. I'll attach an image that I made for a Proko challenge, where I was using metaphor prior to hearing it described that way. In the image I was going for a pleasant, mid century, Disney feeling. Everything harmonious, agreeable shapes and movements, easy, flowing. Feel free to add images in the comments where you tried to carry a consistent visual, emotional metaphor through a piece of work.
3 months ago
Metaphor As Composition
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Help fixing painting appreciated
I did a preliminary sketch which I thought worked, but the painting does not feel appealing to me. It could be going to color or something else, I just can't put my finger on why it does not work. I know it lacks storytelling, the idea was just to be decorative. Maybe that's the problem...any suggestions appreciated.
4 months ago
Help fixing painting appreciated
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Leaving the comfort zone
Hi guys!! I never dared to integrate character and background but that day has arrived !! And this was the result. I'm quite happy but I know there are many things to improve! I accept criticism ♥ by the way, there are always ducks hiding in my work haha ♥
4 months ago
Leaving the comfort zone
Leaving the comfort zone
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Seeking Feedback
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Hi everyone! I took Marshall's composition course earlier this year and have been trying to incorporate a lot of what I've learned into recent projects. This is a piece of fan art I did based off of the lofi girl on youtube. I feel like this particular one was difficult to balance because of how many small objects are on the desk. My goal was to make it look like she was being distracted by receiving a notification on her phone. However I don't really think that "story" came across. How do you feel this piece can be improved composition-wise? Thanks!
4 months ago
Seeking Feedback
Seeking Feedback
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4mo
Trying to be a GI
This was my first go at drawing a big scenery with a lot of characters and without a lot of reference (I used some for poses, you might see some that I stole from Kim Jung Gi's drawings :D). I used an artist sign brush pen from Pentel. Tell me what you like about it and where I should improve. Thanks for the feedback!!
4 months ago
Trying to be a GI
Trying to be a GI
Trying to be a GI
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4mo
Composition help, Critiques needed
Hey all i posted the work in progress earlier. Ive taken some notes and tried to applied them. I’m currently happy with the foreground but finding it hard to place and design assets for the background. The right background is particularly hard. Let me know if you have any ideas for assets.
5 months ago
Composition help, Critiques needed
Composition help, Critiques needed
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5mo
A little feedback?
Would like to know your thoughts about this recent composition.
3 months ago
A little feedback?
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3mo
Pen drawn potrait
Loosely based on a real person, but mostly from imagination.
2 weeks ago
Pen drawn potrait
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Help me , can someone offer some critiques
My friend recently bought some art from me. So I thought I will surprise them with a new piece inspired by them. I’m going for this lost in the imagination of literature vibe. The aesthetic is disneyesque mixed with a bit of darkness and withdrawn for the main characters a little more.
2 months ago
Help me , can someone offer some critiques
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2mo
Perspective
Hey everyone. Drew a freehand sketch today. Though that I'd share it here. I'd love to have some feedbacks on what all I could add in this to make it more of a retro-gaming feel. Thanks
5 months ago
Perspective
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5mo