Color and Composition-Devante Owens

In a lot of the work that I do, I tend to use the Rule of Space without even realizing it.  One criticism I get often is that I need to crop down drawing because there is too much empty space.  For this exercise, I tried to use the Rule of Space in each to practice creating a composition that used space without making the piece feel empty.  I chose to create a diagonal composition for the first piece to emphasize the distance between background and foreground.  I used the watercolor filter again but did not like the brush stroke so just kept the filter.  It is supposed to demonstrate the Rule of Third.  I also added a cool photo filter over the entire image to give it a blue tint.  I think this helped make the blue tape fit in better but still stand out because of its placement and color.RuleofThirdsAndRuleOfDistanceIn this image, I used the rule of space and tried to make it look like the blue roll was rolling away from the other tape.  I used the magic wand and color range to isolate the blue and red in the picture so that everything else would be black and white.  This was supposed to be the Rule of Odds in addition to the Rule of Space.  There are only three colored items in the piece but in total there are 10 so I’m not sure if it still counts.  I tried to have a horizontal composition for this piece but gave it a slight slant to go with the idea of rolling.

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