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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bauhaus Coffee


Great coffee and company. Here is a view of the tall but intimate space from where I was sitting along a wall of books. It’s always tempting but difficult to capture a holistic, wide-angle view of an interior that mirrors our experience.

6 comments:

  1. Frank,
    This is a great post! Your comment touches on my questions; What to include? What to exclude? When surrounded, like you were, with "subject matter," how do decide where to establish the boundaries? You are a master at how much detail to include and it always seems to be the right amount! Good to see you and the group again.
    Frank B

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  2. I agree with Frank B. and have a question- Did you start with any plot points or pencil lines to establish key proportions, or go right to pen?

    Steve Reddy

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  3. I do so admire how you frame scenes, Frank, and lead the eye in. Sigh. Really nice.

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  4. I agree, it takes a master to be able to do it. And a lot of experience!

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  5. Thanks for the questions, Frank and Steve. One thing I always try to do is to establish three layers of depth in a scene: foreground, middle ground and background. And as Gabi has pointed out, a lot has to do with choosing the point of view. And then I try to visualize strategic points in the scene and the 2D shape they establish on the page. All of this, of course, is easier to deomonstrate than talk about!

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  6. Frank,
    Thank you for responding to my questions. I appreciate your willingness to give assistance.
    Frank B

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