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I felt locking to landscape was the best option for my book. Pictures and Pages Now you can layout where text and illustrations go for each page.
This is simply a matter of finding a balance between page, text, font and illustration. Start with the extremes, take pages with the least and most text and lay them out first. If you can find a good fit for those extreme pages, the rest should follow. At this point you may decide to merge or split up pages to better accommodate your layout. I decided to go with a simple layout of text on the left, picture on the right. I came up with this by looking at a blank canvas, typing some page text and drawing squares to represent the picture.
I felt this layout would be the easiest to draw all pictures are the same size , and allow me to reuse all pictures if I needed to reformat the book for different screen sizes.
The text area looked a bit empty all by itself, so I added a top and bottom border to fill things out. I made them in about 5 minutes using Gimp. Is it Comic Sans?
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Francis Bacon How could it be otherwise? He enjoys both the surrealism of the first sculptures by Alberto Giacometti and the complex and stimulating lyrics by Rosalind E. Hell, I would give anything to have a time machine and see Frans Hals painting a head! He keeps an open mind and feels flattered when someone tells him that his painting can recall abstract expressionism in some way.
He also has references to great living masters such as Edward Schmidt, Steven Assael, and Alex Kanevsky , among many others. His list of sources is endless because he does not discriminate any field: he loves advertisements, illustration, advertising graphics, digital art, literature, music, cinema… Mark Tennant wanders and digs all the time, curious, hungry and open-minded, as real artists do.
Deane G. Keller Deane was one of the most important people Mark Tennant met in his life, as he was for Hollis Dunlap. He was a great teacher, someone really extraordinary, who made a difference. Deane taught him all the fundamental principles in a unique way and with overwhelming energy. Over the years he met Keller in museums and he always praised the copies he made. He was also a good writer and Mark Tennant still keeps his letters like a treasure.
Deane had a great intelligence which he knew how to use in order to teach the students everything he knew in the best possible way, influencing them more than any other teacher.
This is our little tribute to an exceptional teacher, who started a lineage of exceptional teachers. You have a lot of lessons from Deane G. Keller on Youtube.
Use this great resource! Forget the educational system Like any good teacher, Mark Tennant is concerned about the direction of the educational system in general and the artistic one in particular.
The relativistic bias, the ego and the desire to obtain results overcome the hunger to learn and discipline. Art studies and universities are not serious, nor do they correspond to any market demand. They are a very expensive private club that go their own way, as if they did not live on this planet. Every form of art means expression, true; but not every form of expression means art.
Drawing is, above all, discovering and making decisions. Do these art schools consider this? A plastic artist must be like a musician: first, student. And then, interpreter. No music apprentice makes records in his first days of solfege, but it seems that in plastic arts there is that impatience for personal expression before mastering the tools that allow you to express yourself without making a fool of yourself. One of the biggest problems with the books we study is that we do not remember what we learned since we can only remember with repetition and constant exercise.
Because the artist does not write his work, he paints it. You must know that art is not really studied, but learned from experience.
Copying online The 21st century is wonderful.
Now you do not even need to be inside museums in order to study them. Knowledge only consolidates by practicing and repeating There is no other way. Understanding painting from books is not the same as doing on canvas inside a studio. Learn to paint by copying. Copying is used to find out how something works and to get to the point, we should copy the best ones in the first place. The current educational system does not teach students how to earn a living out there.
Mark Tennant, like the other artists that Menorca Pulsar has interviewed, fully agrees that there is an urgent need to introduce subjects on professionalization in art schools. Students must be prepared to make art and to deal with the difficulties they will encounter in the real world to make a living out of it.
What you are going to find out there is an arid sector of which you know absolutely nothing, where mistakes are expensive. In the real world, you must show how good you are, not your degree. No title arouses any interest to galleries, collectors or museums. It just does not work like that. How to deal with galleries, billing, paying taxes, financial education, negotiation, productivity, etc.
None of that is taught to the student … and they should do it! Mark Tennant learned to paint by copying the masters because he gets all the answers from them. He says that if you ask the right questions, they always answer you. Did he learn anything at school? Yes and no.
Although he admits that part of this training was useful, he openly rejects the rest. He received a lot of completely erroneous information from professors with no vocation or artistic interest, so he learned to appreciate real painting by visiting museums. He copied the great masters in about 11 museums in different countries.
That is a wonderful experience that is being lost today, for several reasons. Now museums make it more difficult for copyists to assist and schools are increasingly reluctant to recognize that true knowledge is outside their classrooms. To stand in front of a Van Dyck or a Rubens and spend hours and hours in a silent conversation with these works will open your eyes like no other experience.
After copying a master, you go back to your studio as a renewed person. Along with the human figure of nature study, the copy was the core of their programme but that, sadly, has gone out of fashion. What the eighteenth-century academy did extraordinarily well was to embody the values of hard work and discipline. Take a look at the works by art students from that time and see yourselves the effectiveness of their learning method.
The success of your painting depends entirely on you. On how you think, on how much work you dedicate to it and above all, on how you process your failures.
And whenever you copy the masters, do not copy their results, but their decisions. When you work accumulating brush strokes to achieve a result, you are a slave to the process of the artists in whom you are inspired. This way you get what they got by pursuing their result, but you do not get to think like them.
Do not copy, tune in. The composition of their brains is more important than the composition of their palettes.
Available in high resolution. Aha, but… While it is true that hard work leads to great satisfaction, it also leads to … great frustration! You see, the artist does not have a fixed idea of what is right and what is wrong, as a lawyer or a surgeon does. If perfection does not exists in art , we are headed to making mistakes. But there is greatness in the well-orchestrated error in a painting.
So to speak, the secret lies in making the right mistakes. Keep the lucky accident and do not try to retouch it Keep these unforeseen opportunities intact and treasure them. You must be patient. Sooner or later the perfect accident will show up as if by magic, but you must not force it.
Mark Tennant illustrates this by quoting Thelonious Monk, an American jazz pianist, and composer who saw himself as a perfectly imperfect musician.
Thelonious said that the perfect musician was John Coltrane, but this very same perfection in execution repressed him to express himself freely.
Coltrane was looking for new ideas in exotic places to overcome this blockage, while Thelonious did not have to look for anything outside because his inspiration came from his own imperfection.