Learn the secrets to creating striking allegorical paintings that will fascinate viewers and ignite their imagination. Join instructor Martin Wittfooth for an exploration of professional painting techniques that will enrich your use of themes and symbols. You'll use three classic composition styles that will change the way you look at art -- the golden ratio, rule of thirds and diamond guide -- while venturing into the current era with digital composition tools like Photoshop. Wittfooth's expert tips will help you infuse underlying messages to your art in meaningful ways as you apply intentional focal points and more technical prowess to everything you paint.
Meet your instructor, Martin Wittfooth, and discover the importance of symbols and themes in allegorical paintings.
Learn how composition, symbolism and storytelling play a powerful role in allegorical works.
Gain a comprehensive view of two of the most classic composition types, and create paper templates for future works.
Delve into another classical theme found in both art and nature-- the "Golden Ratio"-- and learn how to apply it to your work.
In this lesson, Wittfooth demonstrates how to digitize composition styles so you can easily resize and apply them to any project.
Wittfooth demonstrates how to create and modify compositional styles using Photoshop.
Transfer your work to canvas and learn how to efficiently lay in the background, middle ground and foreground.
Add vibrant color to your composition as you develop and refine elements in each plane of your painting.
Learn how to add detail to meaningful elements that will guide the viewer's eye and bring your symbols to life.
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