By Dina Wakley
Art magazine colour! artwork magazine Composition! paintings magazine Freedom!
Color is throughout us and we frequently locate ourselves attracted to specific mixtures or preparations. yet how are you going to successfully and artistically catch these attention-grabbing compositions on your artwork journal?
It's actual, paintings journaling has no "rules" and is a secure position at no cost expression of your special lifestyles. yet wisdom is energy and figuring out the "rules" of colour and composition delivers the liberty to exploit and holiday them willfully to create the results you will have. Dina stocks those ideas in a enjoyable and approachable method with dozens upon dozens of targeted magazine pages to teach you simply the various many possibilities.
Inside you are going to Find:
- Lessons and pointers on composition and colour together with dominance and repetition, symmetry, distinction and the facility of black and white.
- 10 step by step strategy demonstrations.
- Dozens of colour and layout suggestions and web page challenges.
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