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Old 02-01-2012, 05:54 AM
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Dynamic Ballance In Pictrues

HI CAN YOU LOOK AT
MY PICTURE AND SEE IF I HAVE THE BALLANCE RIGHT
BECAUSE YOU MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE SEEING WHAT I MEAN
I WILL TEL YOU THE ROCK IN THE LEFT OF THE PICTURE
IS THE DOMANENT ROCK THE ROCKS ON THE RIGHT IN THE WATER
ARE THE SUBDOMENENT ROCKS AND THE HOUSE OR WHAT EVER IS THE FOCAL POINT IF I HAVE NOT GOT IT RIGHT PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY.?ALSO IF PAINTING LANDSCAPES IN STEAD OF SEASCAPES OR TOWNS DO IT ALL THE SAME.?
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:14 AM
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Re: Dynamic Ballance In Pictrues

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I think the easiest way for me to explain some things is with a photo editor.
Do you mind if I alter your image?
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:53 AM
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Re: Dynamic Ballance In Pictrues

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:38 PM
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Re: Dynamic Ballance In Pictrues

Hi Jump

To me it looks a little heavy on the left hand side , a lot going on on the left ...beach , hills , buildings , you will need to do something on the right hand side to even things up , clouds in the sky or something in the water , boats , you can use a bit of 'artistic license' ...[cheating ] to even it all up .

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:46 PM
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Re: Dynamic Ballance In Pictrues

There are many excellent books out there, and some fine tutorials here on WC (Free!).

If you could post a clearer picture, or better yet, a darker pencil sketch of what is on this painting it will help us to see.
I usually do a thumbnail sketch of my painintings before I ever get the paints out (or pastel, etc).
Then I stand back and study it to see if it is 'correct' to me.
It also helps me to scan the thumbnail into the computer and study it on full screen, too.

Glad you asked the questions, this is how I learn the best.

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Old 02-03-2012, 04:48 PM
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Re: Dynamic Ballance In Pictrues

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Speaking of balance; there are many ways to balance a piece. There's color balance, value balance, male/female geometry balance, etc. Have you read the articles from the links on your other post?

I've simply gridded your original piece using the "rule of thirds".
Can you see how there is basically nothing in any of the bottom quadrants?
This makes the bottom unneeded. Instead of just cropping it off there are several options. Now if the bottom was a dark value it would compliment the sky being a strong contrast. Another option is to put more "rocks" so there was a balance of shapes. Depending on how/where you placed them, this could lead the eye up to the "house".
There are really so many options that the best advice I could give is to try to learn the very basics of compositional theory.
I've only touched on the tip of the iceberg concerning the "rule of thirds".

I'd like you to try to post your thinking back. The reason is as you try to explain the elements that do/don't work you'll be solidifing your understanding and building your art "vocabulary".

I'm happy to keep doing these digital alterations (and giving more explanations) as long as you put in as much effort as I do.
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