View Full Version : May Project Composition
04-19-2002, 07:05 PM
This is a possible sample composition for what I am working on for the Drawing & Sketching May project.
The clock will provide the light for the scene, oozing a red glow onto the figure and part of the room...
The window could be placed pretty much anywhere and resized at will, given that it is a minor, but not completely extraneous element.
Does this composition work, or is it back to the drawing board with me?
Here's a look at the more developed character from that composition...
IMO only, the window does look in the wrong place, I wonder if it would work better, to the left and lower, ??
You're great at placing bodies in interesting/arresting poses!!!:clap:
04-21-2002, 01:40 PM
Looks good so far. At first glance I'm in agreement with gnu that the window is in the 'wrong' palce. I would be tempted to have it at the same height but make it bleed off the left edge. Maybe half on, half off. Having said that, the way you have it just now makes for an interesting composition.
If you really want to have the window behind the girl then I would make it bigger and move it slightly to the left.
OR leave it where it is and have a picture on the wall to the left half on, half off the canvas.
If you are really stumped as to what to do then I suggest you need to play around with cut-out shapes of the clock, window and girl and arrange them on a canvas until you're please with what you see and then draw it out.
I'll be interested to see what you decide..
Both the window and the figure appear to be central. I would try different placements of the elements here based on how you want the light from the window to work.
04-30-2002, 12:53 AM
i agree that the figure and window are both very centralized. i would leave the window, but move the figure to left. the figure would balance the visual weight of the clock and window.
please post updates as you work on this! i want to see how it turns out!
04-30-2002, 02:21 AM
When I look at this piece something is just out of place. What it looks like to me is that there are three central areas of interest in this piece, but nothing to connect them. Try connecting them in some way. If you moved the figure off to the left (or window) and made a chest or a table connecting the figure to the window and on that chest (or next to it) or table put a vase with a shrubbery in it. There is just not enough in this piece to make the eye keep moving. - hopes this helps
05-09-2002, 01:50 PM
My eye is taken to the clock and then it exits, is that what you want. If not use the scene to creat lines of sight and travel to me me in the painting.
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