Saturday, January 11, 2014

Andrew Loomis - art instruction

to get one of my amazon xmas orders eligible for free shipping I bought the above book on supe-artist Joe Dillon's recommendation.

Loomis talks about form and line and their function on making an interesting image but quickly he mentions going into creating interesting compositions and i come to an art assignment?!

Mostly i want to share these paragraphs as an exercise in creating or finding interesting compositions.  Something i certainly need help with.  As i go through this book i'll share any exercises or findings or revelations that i may come across.

step 1: make a picture finder

step 2: find interesting compositions or just shoot your camera in random directions like i do

step 3: draw what you see (i think i went a bit far with the shading where the exercise might be to see how the forms interact to form an interesting composition.)

Loomis shows how the line itself, shapes and letters can be seen in some of the compositions you may encounter.

Creative Illustration is just another interesting book that I haven't yet finished, like...

and (recommended by another talented artist, Zafer Louisa)...

as well as...

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