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Started a subscription to Bobby Chiu’s Schoolism classes the other day, taking (the amazing) Nathan Fowkes’ environment design as it’s always been a sore spot for me.
Lesson 1: study a selection of enviro works within an hour each. Aim to capture the simplified essence of the image; focal point, edge control, value and hue relationships.

I definitely have a habit of going into auto-pilot when it comes to doing studies, so I think I’ve somewhat missed the point of simplifying and getting at the core of the images. The next lesson is using only 3 tones which should do me good.

Nathan’s actual taught class is full so the only thing I can do is a bit of self-critique afterward to try retain the knowledge.

First one was a tough warm up, deceptively simply image. Didn’t help that I thought it would be a good idea to use a single layer.

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