The light

Light Light has the power to control information. The base position of light is zenithal. It gives us a shadow on the ground. It can show information or hide it. It also gives us spatio-temporal information. It can tell us the time of day, but it can also tell us the type of place we are in....

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Harmony

Harmony In poetry we talk about the musicality of a poem. Color will be a key part of the musicality of the illustration. Color is an indivisible part of a line or a shape. The shape is a shape because it has a color or a set of colors that define it as an object, recognizable...

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The color

Color This topic seems really complex to me and I don't think it can be solved easily. I am going to focus on the color information. The white of the paper is a free space. It is something to be filled. A blank sheet of paper is something to be filled. But it is not a meaning that color has....

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The environment

The environment The scenery is a set of elements that give information about a location of a scene. If we represent the scenery it is because there is important information for the understanding of the image. You can add that information, or not. It is not always necessary. You can be very descriptive or be more subtle. If...

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The face

The face Serves to definitively define a character. It is the who. It makes that in a vignette, seeing only the face, we can know which characters are talking. When the spectator sees eyes and mouth, he recognizes a face. The nose, the shape, the type of eyes and mouth serve to specify. It makes there are no doubts...

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The style

The style The style also has information. A manga cartoon is not the same as a realistic one. The type of stroke, lighting, colors, everything induces a theme. It influences the type of story the reader wants to read. In fact, many times, just by looking at a drawing, the reader can see if the...

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Perfection

Perfection When the perfect line appears, where was it? Space has always been there, but where was that perfect line that defines it? It is perfect form, hidden treasure. It is proportion and balance. The imperfect culmination. Beauty. Perfect in its incorrectness. The treasure sought. Nothing to touch. It is a game of proportions and...

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The line

The line The line can be submitted or released. It can be worked from the total domain. No room for doubt. The absolute control of the form and its balance with the environment. It generates a perfect image in its perfection. A perfect reality. Another way is to leave it free. We recognize what it tells us, but from an unknown beauty. We...

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Line and shape

The line and the shape The shape is common. The line is proper. The form is generic. Drawing is concrete. The form tells us what it is. The drawing tells us who it is. The line is also form. It is space, but it is the space of detail. Probably the form is enough to define and differentiate...

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The pose

The pose Choosing a realistic representation of a pose is a choice of form, not of content. As a formal representation, it may have advantages, but it certainly has limitations, for example in the expressiveness or in the adaptation for a better understanding of an action. There are actions that, when represented realistically, are not understood...

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