Composition Rules: The Art & Science of Better Visuals

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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9 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Composition Rules: The Art & Science of Better Visuals

      1:43
    • 2. What is Composition?

      0:49
    • 3. Designing Visual Experiences

      2:01
    • 4. Foundation: The Rule of Thirds

      4:37
    • 5. Next Level: Division of Space & Creating Journey

      5:03
    • 6. Taking it Further: Golden Ratio & Spiral

      11:10
    • 7. Project: Plan Like a Designer

      19:20
    • 8. Bonus Project: Learn to Draw the Golden Ratio & Spiral

      21:51
    • 9. Final Thoughts & Thank You

      1:08
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Project Description

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For this class, you’re going to need:

  • Cartridge Paper or similar, anything cheap and plentiful.
  • Soft leaded pencils or charcoal
  • A ruler

And for the bonus project:

  • A selection of basic coloured pencils (bright, rainbow colours)
  • A square
  • A compass

I also recommend a notebook or sketchbook for taking notes, because there is a lot of information to absorb, but remember you can always watch again too.

***Project***

Learn to Plan out Compositional Thumbnails Like a Designer

***Bonus Project***

Learn to draw the Golden Ratio and Spiral

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I have included a 5 page downloadable with reference examples to all of the grids and spirals used in the videos.

Note: All examples in this class are either public domain or the creation of the author/artist, Jen Dixon.

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