- you must do ALL 12 list items in order to be featured (See Raru-tan's first challenge journal for more info)
- list items to not need to be done one each month, though it is recommended
- in the description of your artwork for this challenge, link back to this entry so that I see it and know to feature it when the time comes
- you are welcome to use this as a reference without participating in the challenge, if you do so, linking back to this is not necessary
This challenge was made by
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2017 Composition ChallengeUpdate: Hey guys! I've created an FAQ to hopefully answer some questions you may have on how to follow the challenge so that you can be featured at the end! 2017 Composition Challenge FAQ
I've also changed the rule about going in order being optional. Submitting them in order is now required because with the amount of people expected to participate (which I'm so blown away by, wow!), it's just going to be hectic for me to sort out the features if they're not in order.
Thank you in advance for understanding, I hope you still plan to join!
Since I couldn't find an existing challenge like this, I've put together my own! Not all the things on the list are composition elements, but they certainly will give you a bit of direction on how to set up your piece.
I will be doing one of these each month, and I'd like to invite my watchers and anyone who is seeing this, do try
I was tagged in their challenge and really struck me as an interesting challenge to do. A lot of people ask me about my inspirations and how I learn composition. Here are a few of my inspirations that helped me improve my composition. Hopefully they help you too.
Most of these were taken from my favorites.
Keep in mind that some of these utilize multiple compositions. Even ones that aren't mentioned within the challenge. (triangular, Fibonacci spiral, one-color composition etc) 1. Symmetrical Composition figures don't need to be perfectly symmetrical, but there should be an equal and similar balance 2. Asymmetrical Composition not symmetrical but visual weight is balanced using negative space or background details
3. Circle Composition a composition which leads the viewer's eye in a circular motion 4. Diagonal Composition a composition which leads the viewer's eye in a diagonal motion
5. High Angle Perspective viewer is looking down at the character, can be as dramatic or subtle as you'd like
6. Low Angle Perspective viewer is looking up at the character, can be as dramatic or subtle as you'd like
7. Surreal 'Floating' Background the background is incomplete and it's elements surround the character
8. Scene with Full Background if you're up for even more of a challenge, try making the background the focus
(added another one because this is my favorite category)9. Group three or more characters in the same image
10. Sketch Page various drawings in one image with the same characters/theme
11. Dramatic Lighting can be back-lit, single light source, or done with contrasting hues 12. Minimalist limited color pallet, minimal shading and simple composition (I found this one really hard to find pieces for--)
LETS ALL TRY NEW THINGS, HAVE FUN WITH CREATING ART, AND IMPROVE TOGETHER IN 2017!