James wrote:Here's a version which adheres to the rule of thirds at the expense of her hat.
Zhuanyong wrote:Rule of thirds?
Zhuanyong wrote:Yours is higher quality, I don't have PS on my work computer.
Zhuanyong wrote:Side note: Are you going to post those avis I sent you? I will be sending you another batch once eps 37 & 38 are released.
James wrote:The rule of thirds is derived in ways from the golden ratio and is one of the most important rules of photography, but it also plays an important role in painting and other mediums where the final result is an unmoving artistic presentation (whether it be a bee, a barn, or a bloke). Playing on how we visually take in the context of presented media (a photograph, a painting, an avatar, or even sequences of a movie) it is just a simple rule of thumb which helps to frame a subject in an interesting and aesthetically pleasing manner. It all comes down to what the subject of the avatar is. Usually if you want to include something like a hat you have to zoom out more and include some clothing to achieve the proper balance, but sometimes when working with smaller dimensions that can be prohibitive. All it really boils down to is I dropped the hat to make her face the focus, moved her eyes up along the top third division, and off-set her to the left a little to accent the way her hair flows and make the avatar a little more interesting.
James wrote:I've just been busy for the most recent days working, painting in my home, and preparing for a wedding.
Zhuanyong wrote:We usually use our eyes to look top-to-bottom or otherwise center-out.
Zhuanyong wrote:Trust me, I understand. I spent over six hours this past weekend putting up a swingset. We may also be painting the inside of our home in the upcoming months. Planted a garden outside.
If it's your wedding, then CONGRATS!!! Hope it's an awesome experience! If not, then congrats to whoever will be enjoying the rest of their life with their lovely lady or fellow.
James wrote:From my understanding and experience we tend to look for a quick initial focal point in the central areas toward a corner roughly relative to where a 2x2 evenly spaced grid would find juncture points, thus the reason why the 'rule of thirds' has become so loved in various artistic communities. Once we find our initial focal point we either search for one which is more appropriate (artists hope to avoid this) or we follow that focal point to other interests as we explore the work.
Sanada wrote:Can someone make a avatar and a sig about Yukimura Sanada?
Thank you in advance.
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