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Composition Tutorial - Values! by AlexTooth Composition Tutorial - Values! by AlexTooth
Hey hey, tutorial as promised, hope it helps :) Please share it with friends if you find it useful!

This is down as a Photoshop tutorial, but really it applies to all picture making, traditional, photography, 3D, whatever!

Oh and if you do try any of the exercises, I'd LOVE to see your results! Send me a note! :)


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Composition Tutorial - Values! by *AlexToothdemystifies the use of composition while keeping it simple! ( Suggested by maytel and Featured by Elandria )
toonrama Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014
Thanks a lot for this much needed tutorial.. . Very valuable for self taught learners like me... brief and good points that help us understand why some artists' works are so convincing....
AlexTooth Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh you're welcome, glad it's of some help :)
thredd Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
thankyou so much!
adpdl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Excellent tutorial, clear, simple and pratical. This will be most useful, thanks!
Big-Bad-Duck Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Fascinating ! Thank you to share with us your experience and your knowledge :) I take note and i will experiment this :D . I hope it can help me to improve myself :)
AlexTooth Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, I hope it helps :)
Tatmione Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Very good. Some concepts you mentioned such as looking at the empty space are important ones, and they are teached by professionals (my drawing professor at college gave us tons of empty-space exercises- and they were extremely useful - so yeah, don't you worry about not having learned it with class and stuff as if you don't deserve credibilty because of that; you should actually be proud of having been able to understand these concepts on your own (some of them are kind of abstract and hard to see when you don't have experience, younloog at your drawing and something looks off but you can't quite grasp WHAT is off, right?).

Also, you mentioned Caravaggio as an example, and he's one of my favourite artist of all time exactly because of the way he works with shadow and lighting: it is very contrasting and  contrast is something that I consider essential and always try to implement in my work.

anyway, sorry for the long post haha
AlexTooth Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's ok! I am glad you're enthusiastic about this kind of thing :)
Tatmione Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student General Artist
NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very imformative...thanks for sharing..definitely one of the simpliest tuts I've seen pertaining to values
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