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Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Composition

Have you ever gazed upon an image that utterly captivated you and took you away to another place, or even made you feel like you were falling into the image? Chances are the careful amalgamation of solid perspective, balanced composition and great depth caused these feelings. The cornerstone of great CG art is a good mixture of these elements. The subject you paint does not have to be grandiose for the painting to work well, if you get these other elements right.

Compositional Framing

When creating an image, understanding how to frame and balance the piece is key to allowing viewers to get the most out of what they see. With this in mind, study this simple sketch. Ignore subtle details, light and color, and focus instead on how ...

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