The best way to begin studying composition in art is by studying great works of art. Today, I’ve included a 2-minute YouTube video that gives a quick survey of what to look for when viewing a painting or drawing. I’ve also included links to three paintings by Rembrandt.
Here’s how to do the exercise:
1. Look at all three Rembrandt paintings first. (Links will open in a new tab.)
2. Watch the video below. (Video produced by Howcast.com.)
3. Look at the paintings again and see how many of the compositional elements described in the video that you can identify in each painting. Watch the video again if you need to.
Take your art to the next level with See the Light videos:
Composition is one of the most important aspects of creating a good drawing or painting, yet we often neglect it. In this DVD, Pat Knepley explains the principles of composition, proportion, scale, and point-of-view. You’ll do exercises in each of these concepts so you can learn, not just how to draw, but how to create a visually pleasing work of art. Lessons include, It’s All About the Grounds, Keep Things in Proportion, Scale, and Point of View.
Help your children grow in their faith through Art and Bible stories.
See the artist draw a Bible story with chalk and black light. Hear and Watch a dramatic retelling of the story in comic book style. Draw 3 step-by-step projects related to the Bible story.
See the Light’s Bible Stories series combines chalk art, narrative, original music, and interactive projects to bring five Bible stories to life for your child. These DVDs are great for family worship, children’s church, VBS, or just for a fun time around the Word of God.
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(Year 2: The Next Level)
You learned how to draw in See the Light’s Art Class. Now take it to the next level with Art Projects.
Create your own masterpiece in the style of 9 famous artists. Each project focuses on the work of a famous artist and contains step-by-step tutoring in art history, art elements, art principles, along with integrated Biblical truth.