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Composing Pictures Paperback – June 30, 2010
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There are 35 chapters talking about principles and approaches to creating art. The text is concise, and the principles taught are timeless. Each chapter covers from the basics and complex inner workings of great pictures.
These lessons are accompanied by hundreds of illustrated examples and paintings of great artists from different cultures and styles. Through these examples, you can see the principles as applied by various artists, and the common graphic elements and techniques used.
Basically, with this book, you understand why some pictures work, and why some don't. While watching animation on TV, you'll probably begin to see the reasons why scenes and characters are staged in a particular way.
This is an invaluable book for reference. Highly recommended to artists and animators.
It is one of the few books that clearly explains what makes a composition work. I cant recommend it enough.
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This is the single best, most comprehensive volume on the practice and theory of art that I have ever read. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Paul Forest