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Why talk about linnells haircut now when you have beautiful styles from the past
(God I’m like paranoid about even talking about this anymore with people being so fucking dumb, but WHATEVER.)
Well see, that’s the thing, he usually has the BEST EVER hair, so he clearly knows how to have good hair, so he has no excuse. ANYWAY, this is one of my very very favourite pictures everrrrrrrrrr.
quinn his hair in this pic is ridic
Lol, um, I basically had Flans’ haircut here earlier this year & my boyfriend basically has this version of Linnell.
What I’m saying is we need to get our act together.
Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)
I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.
For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin
Yo, this is really cool.
A plan for a screen print based on a quote from John Green’s “Paper Towns”.
This is from a series of prints that are based on traditional tattoo designs mashed up with pop culture. So, if it looks like it should belong on a cool person’s back, that is why!
So, what do you think?
Fellow teen and space ziner Lindsay Riley made this stop motion animation video with fellow ziner Meg Brown.
It’s about bookworms dancing.
Did y’all watch that stop motion animation I made a while back???
It’s about bookworms!