Monday, May 6, 2019

X, Y and Z

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"X Marks the Spot"

A point of interest is usually placed in a particular spot in a composition
to make the overall image more pleasing to the eye.

You can find these spots by dividing the composition
into threes - vertically and horizontally.

A best spot for the focal point is where any two lines intersect.

This spot is also known as the sweet spot or
X marks the spot.

Of course,  rules are meant to be broken.

Watercolor Batik / 12X16 (30.4X40.6cm)

If you want to emphasize symmetry,
if you want your subject to confront the viewer,
or if you just like the way it looks,
break the rule.

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"Y is for Yupo"

Yupo paper has a slick, non-porous surface a lot like glossy photo paper.
If you have control issues, it might not be for you,
but it is loved by the alcohol ink crowd.

Alcohol ink on Yupo

Alcohol ink on Yupo

If you want to see how to make ink silhouettes,
click here.

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"Z is for Zebra"

Watercolor Batik / 8X10 (20.3X25.4cm)

Zebra - a favorite wild thing.

If you want to see how to make a watercolor batik,
click here.

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I'm going to southern California in a few days to visit family until the last week of May. 

Since our dog Cobie is too old to board at a kennel, 
Tim and a friend will be dog sitting at home - 
just the guys for a couple of weeks. 

Hope you have a safe, happy month!