Metaphor As Composition
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Zoungy Kligge
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.
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Luigi Manese
I think this is one of my favorite concepts in composition because it gives you a lot of freedom to experiment with a certain mood. Here's on I did a bit more recently where I did have a specific metaphor in mind...it isn't exactly subtle so I'll give bonus points if you can guess what it was haha
Zuriel Illustration (fin image adjusted)
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Zoungy Kligge
Wow that's so well done, the statuary in perspective! It appears to be in an upside down cathedral? Can you tell me more about the image? Intriguing
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jdn
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omg! so much is going on all at once truly talented. love all of the colors . and dang that sky. man im just about speechless. great work would love to see what else you'll do next. ✌😉
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Zoungy Kligge
Thank you! The sky was at first an accident. I had blue, but I swung the hue slider around to see what else was possible, and I just really liked the yellow. I think mainly for the value contrast it offered. Have you heard of the metaphor-composition connection before? Have you tried it?
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