At 8/23/14 10:49 PM, Toshi13go wrote:
hey! ^ ^ Just wanted to pop in and say nice master studies! XD keep them up!
I definitely will!
Here's one hour of Albert Bierstadt's Storm in the Mountains
One would have to be blind not to see the obvious circular direction in this piece. It's layered with a light core, framed by a dark ring fading into a bright ring with some dark foreground elements.
Starting with the mountain, you can see it's framed in the dark clouds and the silhouette of the mountain. The area transitions down and right before being picked up by the centrifuge of nature. Guided by the cast shadow of the clouds hitting the ground, your eye may begin to climb the mountain, before being lifted by the clouds, soaring to the right. Transitioning into extreme light as the clouds pick up the sunlight, you can almost feel them flowing down the hillside and merging back again with the ground.
Anywhere you look at this piece, your eye is being guided back to this circle!