Art School Boot Camp I: Drawing Compelling Compositions

Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios

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12 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

      2:22
    • 2. What is Composition?

      1:12
    • 3. Project Assignment

      1:05
    • 4. Elements of Design

      2:33
    • 5. Principles of Design

      4:17
    • 6. Rule of Thirds

      1:13
    • 7. Rule of Odds

      1:20
    • 8. Lines and Shapes

      2:27
    • 9. Rhythm and Repetition

      0:41
    • 10. Cropping and Overlapping

      1:52
    • 11. Viewpoint

      0:59
    • 12. Wrapping Up!

      0:50
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Project Description

Redraw a previous artwork you created, improving the composition

The project assignment for this class is to redraw a piece of artwork you previously created with a focus on improving its composition by using one of the techniques learned from the videos. You can choose any type of artwork, including a painting, a drawing, or even a project from another Skillshare class!

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Here are your steps to completing the project:

  1. Watch videos 1–5
  2. Make your Project in the Project Gallery and post the original piece you plan to rework
  3. Watch video 6–12
  4. Update your project with the technique you plan to focus on in your project
  5. Redraw your artwork and post process work to get feedback along the way
  6. Post your final artwork to your project!

This assignment will help you learn what makes a strong composition, and gives you the opportunity to practice specific techniques so you can improve your composition design skills for all future artwork!


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You can share any aspect of your project in the Project Gallery, but here's what I suggest:

  1. Post your original artwork
  2. Post the main technique you plan on using
  3. Post any process work you'd like to share (sketches, inspiration, thumbnails...)
  4. Post your final artwork!

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