Art Rules and How to Break Them

Art rules are a great place for beginners to start. They provide a proven structure for producing good results.

Many times when creating a painting you have to find the rules of the painting too. It's the same with designing a creature. What are the rules that I'm sticking to? This gives the design and the painting an overall coherence.

But it can also make it slightly bland.

The trick is to break the rules, sometimes dramatically or sometimes subtly, but break them nonetheless. My favourite parts of paintings are generally those odd little surprising bits of colour that you wouldn't expect to find. I did this more subtly in my painting by mixing my colours slightly differently in certain areas.

To find out more, watch the video above. You'll also get to see some more of the painting process on my latest painting. See you next time!

For the start of this planning process: Click Here.

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