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Bioshock Composition and Technical Explanation by Eddy-Shinjuku Bioshock Composition and Technical Explanation by Eddy-Shinjuku
COMPOSITION:

1. Booker Dewitt's head and the top of the blue Salt bottle established themselves on the 'eye level' horizontal line, this creates harmony between these two secondary focal point and being on eye level means it doesn't exhaust the viewer's eyes.
2. Elizabeth's wrist is placed right in the center 'T' junction, this anchors her in a way it stabilizes her while being tilted at an oblique angle.
3. Elizabeth and Booker are composed in a triangle/pyramid foundation, what this does is that, the opposing force of the leaning of the body balance out the weight - if Booker were to lean at the same oblique angle, it will make it feels like Elizabeth is about to tip over and fall to right side of the frame lol
4. The rails at the two top red-highlighted corners enforce inwards to assist the flow of the Fibonacci spiral.
5. The splash of the Salt conformed to the flow of the spiral.
6. Her eyes has the highest content of sharpness being the focal point (do check out the real artwork as this one is pixelated and compressed)

LIGHTS

1. The volumetric lights from searchlights behind her brightens up the background right behind her to creates 'contrast value'.
2. I used the same colour for the foreground as the background, that reddish smoke around her feet, to 'sandwich' the subject matter to create harmony of the whole imagery.


Hope this brief explanation clears up things and found helpful for references :iconxd--plz:
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ExDraw Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
really helpful~~!
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome that it does! XD

For a start, you should look into 'rule of thirds' too, that work 100% of the time :nod:
The golden spiral has flow and dynamism which I believe will be great when you utilize this in your composition; more than half of the artworks in your gallery already have flow and waviness, it's like this spiral ratio was meant for you :D
Do check out more about it, it's purely epic ;p
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ExDraw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks, i will look into it~!
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ExDraw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
uhm, where can i find the rule of thirds...btw
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LizbethLizard Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find this very intresting. :) Also helps with learning about composition a lot. Thanks!
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There are numbers of composition, the most common and best one is the trusty 'rule of thirds', for example this: [link] & [link]

I like flow and dynamic(movement) composition, so the Golden Spiral and ratio is just perfect for me :D
Drawing is one half on the picture, the other half is the composition :nod:

Anyways great that you find this 'explanation' of my artwork useful :D
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LizbethLizard Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great, thanks! :iconicantbelieveitplz:
I also like this dynamic composition with the Spiral flow, I hope I'll can use this technique as good as you someday :D
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maxmillean Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely shows how much thought you put into making your art so that everything flows together and makes sense. Sure better than my "start sketching and see how it comes out" approach....
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Months ago I thought all these stuff about composition was gimmicky, but realized it itself is an art form.
In fact this is counter-intuitive where most will think that planning the composition is tedious and a drag - it actually makes things much easier to manage.
Having a sound composition does gives you added edge over a 'see how it goes' arrangements of subject matter and background.
No need to exhaust yourself with these complicated stuff, just use the simple 'rule of thirds' used by the masses of photographers :nod:
Rules of 3rds are these lot for instance:

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Not hard, right?
So this being said, do to try apply this on your next or current drawings, it creates the right focal point for you characters :nod:
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maxmillean Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huh, never thought of it that way. After giving those examples a quick lookover (I'm at work right now) I think that the current concept sketch I'm working on sorta follows that rule. Its two characters, one foreground one in the back, and on different side of the page. My current plan for it is to have the background character the main focal point. Its also possible that the drawing I'm working on in photoshop might also follow the rule (won't know till I look at it again).
Thanks for the tips!
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