Monday, July 07, 2008

John K's Notes

1) details follow the forms-no scribbling

2) Negative areas to surround the filled shapes

3) Avoid even spacing of similar objects (trees, houses, etc.)

4) Every shape distinct, no wobbly accidents (like the shape of the hill in your top church pic and the shapeless bushes)

Divide your picture into few major forms.

Use Negative space to make your positive major forms read clearly.

Do not completely cover your objects with details, and wrap the details around the form of the objects.

Just don't try to make a picture by starting with the details. Get an overall graphic statement first that tells the viewer what he's looking at easily, then break it up into careful sub-structures and textures.

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