Compositions

Adrián
Class 0B
20151028_135027

Dark, depth, static.

Calm Rhythm

Calm, Rhythm.

20151104_135655(1)

Edge Alignment, Dramatic.

2015-11-05 14.19.43

Asymmetry, Rule of Thirds.

2015-11-07 18.18.36

Asymmetry, diagonal.

2015-11-07 18.16.59

Negative shape, low contrast.

Conversation

Neko
Dark, depth, static --- Very good work, but I would advise you to take care of a couple of details to make the image even better: 1) make sure that horizontals are really horizontal (right now there is an angle so that horizontals rise from left to right, see the bottom line of the keyboard for example) 2) to make it even more static, I would suggest trying a 1-point perspective (search Google Images for example). This means that the center of perspective (the point where the perspective lines of the keys intersect) should be in the middle of the image, and right now you have it moved to the left. These are only details, but details are VERY important in our work :)
Neko
Maybe something like on this sketch, see which lines should be horizontal, and where the perspective vantage point should fall in order to make the image symmetrical.
Neko
And an example of one point perspective:
Adrián
Thanks a lot for your help, I'll try to be more careful with those details for the next ones :D
Neko
Calm, Rhythm: Very nice! I wish you had more pens to continue this rhythm from the left to the right edge of the image, it would feel even more calm, but it's already excellent as it is now, too. Also, now you've paid attention to details (vertical lines are now very vertical) and for that reason the image feel much more complete than the first one. Keep up the good work! :)
Neko
Edge Alignment, Dramatic: Cool image, but this is not really an example of edge alignment. Please check the example below, I edited your image quickly to show what the edge alignment would look like in similar composition (alignment is highlighted in red lines):
Neko
For another example of edge alignment, take a look at the layout of the comments on this page: Portrait image (circle) is edge aligned (to the left) with the text and the horizontal line, while white Reply button is edge aligned (but to the right) with the horizontal line.
Neko
Asymmetry, rule of thirds: Adrián, this is a very symmetrical image, regardless of the fact that there is a little detail that's different (keys vs. Eiffel tower), all the elements are laid out in a super symmetrical manner. I assume you didn't see the keyword Asymmetrical, so please try again, this time making it asymmetrical. Thanks :)
Adrián
Sorry for the last image, I didn't pay much attention. I've already changed it and hope the new one works.
Neko
Updated Asymmetry, Rule of Thirds image (2nd version): This is much better because it's asymmetric, but I think you maybe didn't understand really what Rule of 1/3 really mean - and this is ok because I realised almost none of the students understood it. In fact, this is why I decide it to keep it as a keyword for two days in a row. Looks like from the input of most of the student, that you think that Rule of 1/3 mean that we need to split the image in 9 zones and to fill in each of 9 zones with something. But it's not like that, it simply means that we arrange our elements close to the lines that split the image in 1/3. So a perfectly simple example of Asymmetry, Rule of 1/3 would be an image below. So no need to fill in each of the 9 zones, just make sure that that whatever visual element you have, it falls near these lines. You can Google for more examples. Thanks! :)
Neko
Negative shape, low contrast & Asymmetry, Diagonal: Both very good images! :)
Neko
Negative shape, low contrast: Very good! You don't even need all these pieces around main element, the heart in a rectangle is good enough!