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Lynd Ward

Trailer — “O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward” [wpdevart_youtube]DGfZi5JCI5g[/wpdevart_youtube] Gods’ men HD [wpdevart_youtube]gUIvyBr09aw[/wpdevart_youtube] The Biggest Bear [wpdevart_youtube]4NGreOnPNok[/wpdevart_youtube] Google images Lynd Kendall Ward (June 26, 1905 – June 28, 1985) was an American artist and storyteller, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult […]

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Saul Bass

I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That’s my intent. ‘’try to reach for a simple, visual phrase that tells you what the picture is all about and evokes the essence of the story” “making the ordinary extraordinary” “The nature of process, to one degree or another, involves […]

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Matt Madden: Exercises in Style

99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (2005) is a “seriously playful exploration of the possibilities and potential of comics and storytelling”. The book is based on a simple one-page anecdote which is re-drawn and re-old 99 times in different genres and drawing styles, in the form of homages and parodies, and in formal experiments […]

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Design elements

Design elements can be explored in their own right as part of markmaking and media experiments. The following are just some dimensions for exploration, taken from a range of sources and experience/thoughts on previous courses in art and photography. Key Sources: Michael Freeman:The Photographer’s Eye Alan Pipes: Foundations of Art and Design de Sausmarez Paul […]

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Design principles

Design elements may be explored in their own right, but are generally considered in terms of relationships between one or more element. The following are just some things to think about, taken from a range of sources and experience/thoughts on previous courses in art and photography. Key Sources: Michael Freeman:The Photographer’s Eye  Alan Pipes: Foundations […]

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Visual depth

Find places that can exaggerate different viewpoints. Focus on how you visualise depth and what strategies you use. Produce three drawings depicting a room in your house using: one-point two-point three-point perspective isometric projection the room’s own visual logic and deliberately breaking the rules  a flat drawing. By definition these last three drawings will be less observed and […]

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Colour theory

Cambridge in Colour: Colour Management Resources: Cambridge in Colour:  Colour Perception Color can only exist when three components are present: a viewer, an object, and light. Although pure white light is perceived as colorless, it actually contains all colors in the visible spectrum. When white light hits an object, it selectively blocks some colors and […]

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Elements of Design

Line and shape Literal lines do not exist in nature, but are the optical phenomena created when objects curve away from the viewer. Nonetheless, line-like shapes are for all intents considered line elements by the artist; for example, telephone and power cables or rigging on boats. Any such elements can be of dramatic use in […]

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Colour theory

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. Albers  Interaction of Color 1963 p1 Our perception of colour depends on both physical factors relating to the way the eye registers light and more psychological and […]

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In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. Albers  Interaction of Color 1963 p1 Key colour issues in printmaking Tone is perceived first, then colours (yellow first), and then the image. This means that the […]