Schoolism – Pictorial Composition with Nathan Fowkes

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Schoolism – Pictorial Composition with Nathan Fowkes

Pictorial Composition with Nathan Fowkes – download full video сourse by Schoolism

"Great art requires great composition; our work cannot achieve its full expression without a practical knowledge of pictorial composition." - Nathan Fowkes

The goal of this course is to give artists and art students the ability to powerfully engage their audience through the design and composition of their artwork. The class will be a serious exploration of designing and composing our art to best convey the mood, story, emotion and visual impact of the subjects we portray. During our time together I'll take you step by step through the practical application of:

- The design and development process: taking a concept to a beautifully composed finish.
- The creation of mood, environment and story through pictorial composition.
- Composition in art history, learning from the masters.
- Theatrical scene composition to create compelling presentation art.
- How to solve compositional problems quickly and effectively.
- Step by step painting concepts, digital and traditional.
- Numerous photoshop demonstrations, screen captured live to show you the process in action.
- Building your personal work and concept art portfolio.

Lesson Plan

Lesson 1 - Engaging Your Audience
In my first lecture I'll give an introduction and class overview that will put you squarely on the path to creating engaging art through a working knowledge of pictorial composition. I'll introduce core principles for building visual relationships in your subject that will bring purpose and an exciting dynamic to your artwork.

Lesson 2 - The Key Principle: Unity with Variety
As a concept artist, you'll be required to find strong, clear design within challenging and complicated subject matter. Whether it's sophisticated architecture, busy foliage or a landscape filled with dozens of characters. One of your core skills must be the ability to effectively deal with complexity. In this lesson I'll show how designing unified visual relationships can be your best and most potent solution to tackling complex subjects.

Lesson 3 - Clarity and Boldness through Value Structure
When we see an image, our first read is based on its overall value structure. In this lesson I'll show you how to grab the attention of your viewers from across the room with bold and graphic value design. We'll also study more nuanced value structure for subtlety of mood and atmosphere in our work.

Lesson 4 - The Focal Area
From images of high drama to scenes of calm tranquility, the design of each of our pictures must be designed with clarity of concept. In lesson 4 we'll explore novel ways of creating visual interest in the primary areas of importance in our pictures.

Lesson 5 - Photoshop Demonstration (I)
In this demonstration I'll apply the concepts taught in the previous lessons in a series of demonstrations to show how our compositional concepts can work together effectively. I'll also review how the use of color and light will enhance the subject.

Lesson 6 - The Poetry of Balance and Rhythm
Your artwork can be much more than a mere depiction; it can be designed to emphasize the meaning and poetry of your subject. In this lesson I'll show you how to use balance and rhythm to give your subject a meaningful presence in the images you create.

Lesson 7 - Composing for Concept
Now that we've covered the critical big picture elements of visual composition it's time to discuss the nuances. We'll tackle big subjects and find the appropriate design to convey the subtleties of story, character, mood and environment in each.

Lesson 8 - Photoshop Demonstration (II)
For this lesson I'll demonstrate the compositional staging of space, landscape and architecture to create illustrations that best convey the mood, story and history of the subject.

Lesson 9 - Putting It All Together: The WOW Factor
Success as an artist requires us to be able to emotionally connect with our audience in a way that gives them an experience that they value. We can learn to design a variety of moments such as an action packed conflict, a scene of potent drama or a voyage of discovery. My final lecture will combine principles from all the previous weeks as I show you how to use the pictorial design of your subject and theatrical staging to create both presentation concept art and traditional art that wows your audience.

MPEG-TS 1920x1080 | 9 lessons | ENG | 16.4 GB

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  1. Sinan
    SSASSA2018 August 26 12:47
    I love schoolism tutorials. I will weiting for more.
    Thanx for the sharing
  2. morgane
    saya752018 August 29 18:33
    Corrupted archives. Inoperable .. Can it be fixed ?
    1. Sonya2018 August 30 08:55
      Use WinRar 5.5 or above for unpack
      1. morgane
        saya752018 August 30 13:00
        I use Winrar. But the files are corrupted (not .rar files). I tried to change the entension but it didn't work (sorry for my bad english)
        1. Sonya2018 August 30 13:31
          Oh, big sorry! You need 7-zip archiver, download free -
          1. sanket
            sanket2018 August 31 11:48
            even 7-zip is saying archive is corrupt
  3. Sonya2018 August 31 16:53
    I just downloaded all the parts, unpacked - everything is ok!
    (7-zip 18.01 64-bit)
    Be sure that you download using premium, without disconnect.
    1. morgane
      saya752018 September 2 10:14
      I downloaded again but it didn't work .. files aren't 7zip archives (just files that can't be opened at all). How did you do please ? Because 7zip do not recognize them.. don't know what to do now :/
  4. Sonya2018 September 2 10:48
    To all:
    Write please, who has the same problem with unpacking by 7-zip?
    1. Piiral
      mar3mar2018 September 2 12:12
      I have a similar problem to sanket & saya

      I tried to open it with 7zip but it couldn´t read the archive :/
    2. morgane
      saya752018 September 2 12:22
      Ok, it works this time ! The problem was the file name "Pictorial Composition with..kes7z" instead of "Pictorial Composition with..kes.7z". Just a missing point !! Really stupid. Thank you :)
    3. Milos
      Toki2018 September 5 15:32
      Same problem. :-( RAR files please...
      1. Milos
        Toki2018 September 6 10:22
        Upload RAR files, please...
  5. Sonya2018 September 6 17:22
    Ok guys - full reuploaded in .rar
    1. eevee2018 September 10 16:50
      The files are corrupted. It says Invalid File, when i open it on my Mac. :/
      1. Sonya2018 September 10 19:15
        Try to find unpacker for Max, who can unpack WinRar 5.5 files.
  6. Bob ZeRo
    bobzepeda2018 September 24 06:31
    Hey Sonya, thanks for uploading this amazing course.

    The rar files work great. I was wondering if you have the English versions of Dongjun Lu's videos ( knight study and witch study).

    I downloaded both of them from the Russian site because the Title says "ENG-RUS" but the english audio track was ripped off and there are only russian audios.

    Is it possible to get the videos of Dongun Lu again in english?

    Have a nice day.
    1. Sonya2018 September 25 17:52
      Sorry for late.. check here - Gumroad – Lu Dongjun: Tutorials Bundle
  7. Bob ZeRo
    bobzepeda2018 September 27 22:50
    Thanks for the link.
    Amazing bundle
  8. j m b2018 November 9 08:29
    Links are not available in hitfile neither in NitroFlare :(
    I have downloaded only first 16 files.
    Can they be uploaded another time?
    Thanks in advance.
    1. Sonya2018 November 9 14:57
      Ok, try now.
  9. Adriin
    adriin20152018 November 17 06:20
    Hello, it not available in Nitroflare? no links...
    1. Sonya2018 November 17 12:35
      Done, get nitroflare.
      1. Adriin
        adriin20152018 November 25 23:38
        Thank you very much!!!
  10. Roberto Fuentes
    skarlosrock2018 December 11 11:52
  11. Carlos
    CarlosRonin2019 March 29 21:05
    Hello Sonya!

    Can you upload again? I was downloading until yesterday. Today, the files were no longer on the hitfile server. I downloaded it until_"Composition_with_Nathan_Fowkes.part06.rar" Can you upload again? Please???

    Thank you veru much!!
    1. Sonya2019 March 30 12:27
      Done, full reuploaded. Enjoy!
      1. Carlos
        CarlosRonin2019 March 30 18:37
        Thank you Sonya!!! You are the best!!!!
  12. Gaspar Noah Breh
    Designsbro2019 April 2 18:09
    Hello Sonya ! Why is there a quota limitation even on premium ?
    1. Sonya2019 April 2 20:25
      Very big files
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