a composition skills


Ksenia Cheban (2005) on beam @ the Khorkina meet. Really nice style.

Tonight i saw Your Name 君の名は。(Kimi no Na wa 2016) in the cinema, il try not to say too much other than i really enjoyed it :D annnd i can see why its doing so well around the world. Im big fan of Shinkai’s other films & shorts but i was glad that the story had more to offer than a typical romance and was also packed with humour, drama & personality.  Compared to his previous works it features even more of his signature face melting/beautiful/breath taking digital art & scenery but even from the first few shots you can see his shot composition and cinematography skill has reached a whole new level. 

As far as comparing Your Name to Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away…. its a total apples and oranges situation and i think the least abstract comparison can be made in box office figures as the films are made by two men from completely different generations created using a very different set of tools and skills. Its said that 2D animation is a dead art form but the truth is its just being made in a different way and personally I’m glad there are a new generation of anime film creators like Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda around. 

(Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post and let me know what they thought of Your Name, honestly the most fun thing about tumblr for me is reading other peoples comments my posts)


Semy and Afan doing compulsory beam routines in 2004. Great stuff.


An exercice of acting-lipsynch done for school, mixing 2D and 3d characters. :) I still need to improve my animation and compositing skills :s (especially 3D aeuuurghh…)

practice, practice, practice…


I’ve been in quite a dinosaur kick recently so I decided to draw the Mecha drago from Mother 3 in my style. I added Claus because why not, they’re both mecha and all. ^^

It’s now I realise I drew Claus with the one who caused him to go mecha… and, uh, lets just say put him and Lucas in a lot of misery. So to make up for that I turned it into a “what if” situation. What if Claus met Mecha Drago after the traumatic events he experienced, in a post-Mother 3 setting. Of course I’m assuming the Mecha Drago didn’t die (like Claus). I bet they both will feel in a similiar mood-set, finding it hard to accept what they have done whilst they were brainwashed. Poor things…

Man I haven’t done a background like this for the a while. I was heavily inspired by Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild official artwork. I looooove it, especially the skies. Ahhhh. (I have the game, just waiting to get pick up the Switch from a preorder. ^^)
But seriously, I need to do more backgrounds in general, gives me the opportunity to work on my composition skills as well, haha.

(also I thought it would be a good idea to add a close up of the pic? I’ve never done it before, is that how it works? ^^; ) XD

Simple Art Tip #14: Avoid These Compositional Kinks

We can all agree that art is subjective. However, there are some things that are universally acknowledged to be detrimental to a composition and having a good composition directly affects the quality of an art piece. Of course you are always free to take full advantage of your creative license as an artist and it’s up to you to decide whether you want to break the rules or not. Regardless, it’s always smart to take design principles seriously and to take on a thoughtful approach to your work, especially when you’re still learning. 

Tangents, tension points, and passive overlapping are the kind of details I look for in a composition before moving from a rough sketch to a tight sketch. These kinks can seriously affect the quality of your work, so it’s important to address them early on in the sketching process to avoid having to make adjustments later on. This will increase the quality of your work and save you time in the long run. 


When lines or shapes touch at a single point, drawing unwanted attention to that area. 

Tension Points

When lines or shapes are not touching, but are close enough to one another to create visual tension, drawing unwanted attention to that area.

Passive Overlapping

When lines, shapes, or objects are passively overlapping, drawing unwanted attention to that area. If you actually want things to overlap, make it look intentional. 

Cropping At Joints

Specifically when dealing with figures, cropping at the joints looks awkward and draws the viewer’s eye to the edge of the composition (and away from your art!). 

It might take a bit of effort, but once you make it a part of your process to scan for these compositional kinks you’ll find it easier to spot them in your work and others’. It won’t be too long before you avoid making these mistakes naturally, making you a more competent and efficient artist. 

High School Mark AU

Originally posted by monoka

Request: hi! can i request a high school mark au please!! and good luck with your blog!

Thanks so much for requesting! I hope you like this!

-High school Mark

-high school mark

-hiGh sChOOl maRK

-high school mark lee

-hiGH sCHOol mARK LeE

-let’s paint a picture

-so high school mark is popular but not extremely

-like everyone knows him because he’s a sweet bun who always smiles and helps people but he’s not like that school jock everyone fawns over

-you know what I mean?

-his favorite color is yellow

-because sunshine and happiness

-like everything he owns is yellow

-yellow shirts, and sweaters, and bags,and notebooks, and folders, and EVERY SINGLE THING IS YELLOW

-he’s an awkward sweet sunshine whose goal in life is to make everyone happy

-what a cutie

-you two became friends through a school project in freshman year

-It was for freshman composition (aka writing skills)

-he would always be super nice and all smiles so you were like what is it with this kid

-he would always insist on doing more of the work but you were also one of the nicest bestest people in the world so you would not allow that

-your project ended up being the best Best BEst BESt BEST one

-and from then on mark would always say hi to you and eat lunch with you and sit next to you and stuff

-so, even though mark works hard on big projects like these

-Mark is probably that type of person who does a lot of shit at the last minute

Keep reading

“Diamond is Unbreakable comic page redraw”- Two of my favourite characters in this arc of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures playing a “friendly” gambling game together. 

Layout for the first comic I’ve have done in like 2 years. This will be a very short comic(5 pages) and I am just trying to develop my characters a bit. This is a parody of sorts, but its canon in a sense. There could be a different story and scenario which the same thing could happen, but in a more serious matter(or more silly), but these are just short, silly and slap-stick comics.
Suggestions are welcome because I haven’t done anything like this in a long while and I seriously want to improve my composition and layout skills. All of these drawings are not final and I do plan on re drawing some of them(or all of them).

I forgot how fun it is to draw comics. Now I am off to bed:)

Art for art’s sake

Ahhhhh so many artists like to compare themselves to people they think are better, or worse, than them. Well we all have our different talents, strengths, and weaknesses. There will always be someone better than you in something and there will always be someone worse. Stop comparing yourselves to others and focus on the strengths that you DO have, and enjoy the art you make for art’s sake. 

I appreciate all art that you put your honest effort into, for a good purpose, no matter what level you think you’re at! :D


1986. Trilogy

is the third album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 4 November. Malmsteen dedicates the album to the memory of the late Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, who was assassinated on 28 February 1986. album featuring the vocals of Mark Boals, and Yngwie played the bass on this album himself.

This is probably the best album Yngwie ever put out.Great songs and his playing is top notch. Trilogy finds him delving wholeheartedly into fantastic, medieval themes and lyrical imagery. Yngwie’s compositional skills are at their peak, and of all his albums, the lyrics here contribute the most to the overall feel of the music.

Yngwie Malmsteen       Mark Boals       Jens Johansson     Anders Johansson