Art School Boot Camp I: Drawing Compelling Compositions | Christine Nishiyama | Skillshare

Art School Boot Camp I: Drawing Compelling Compositions

Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios

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12 Videos (21m)
    • Class Trailer

      2:22
    • What is Composition?

      1:12
    • Project Assignment

      1:05
    • Elements of Design

      2:33
    • Principles of Design

      4:17
    • Rule of Thirds

      1:13
    • Rule of Odds

      1:20
    • Lines and Shapes

      2:27
    • Rhythm and Repetition

      0:41
    • Cropping and Overlapping

      1:52
    • Viewpoint

      1:00
    • Wrapping Up!

      0:50
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About This Class

Welcome the first session of Art School Boot Camp! I’m Christine Fleming, illustrator at Might Could Studios. Attending art school easily costs more than $50,000 in tuition alone. Most people can’t afford it. This Skillshare course series aims to target students who have the passion for art and want to learn the essential knowledge gleaned from art school. In this series, I’m going to take you through the fundamental concepts learned in art and design school, from composition to color to gestures.

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This first 30-minute session of boot camp focuses on composition. Composition is the arrangement of elements in a piece of artwork. Composition is possibly the most vital aspect of what makes an piece of work strong or weak, so we’re going to go over all the basics they teach in Art School!

First, I’ll introduce the basic design elements and the basic design principles. Then, I’ll  show you six different techniques to consider when building a composition, including examples from cinematography of how each technique can be applied to a composition.

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Your assignment for this class is to choose one composition technique from the videos, and redraw a piece of artwork you previously created with a focus on improving its composition.

By the end of the class, you’ll have a revised, stronger piece of artwork, and you’ll be well on your way to getting the Art School fundamentals committed to habit so they become second nature every time you pick up a pencil. This bootcamp is great for all artists, whether you make books, comics, illustrations, paintings, or you just like to draw!

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Christine Nishiyama

Artist at Might Could Studios

Hallo! I'm Christine Nishiyama, artist + founder of Might Could Studios.

I make books and comics, and I draw a whoooole lot. I've taught over 45,000 aspiring and established artists, helping them explore their art, gain more confidence, and discover their unique artistic styles.

I've been drawing for over 20 years and have been drawing as my full-time career for over 6 years. My core belief is that art is good and we should all make more of it. Might Could is here to uplift...

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