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VIDEO: How to Create Pathways of Interest Throughout Your Paintings

There are a number of ways to create visual interest in a work of art, but today’s video tutorial focuses on just one—creating visual pathways through your artwork.

In the clip below, George James demonstrates how a simple teacup drawing can be changed to include a dynamic and engaging visual pathway. As you’ll see, George starts by removing the lines that separate various sections of his drawing, and then re-defines those sections with dark and light values.

The end result is ONE “line” that travels between both dark and light sections, creating a linked pathway that is both visually compelling and completely unique. Take a look:

To learn more, get the full video tutorial from George James at Creative Catalyst.

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