Sunday, September 26, 2010

Body Facing

Here's the third in the series featuring local Watering Holes in Boothbay Harbor. 

In dance, choreographers are greatly aware of the direction that the bodies of the dancers are facing.  Figures can be used as pointers.  In this scene, the woman is facing inward, the man is looking downward at the glasses, and the figures at the bar are leaning into the painting or facing back at the foreground.  Everything is focused around the central figure of the man, which is also where the brightest color and biggest value contrast occurs.

The placement of figures and body facing can be used to focus the viewer's attention.  When composing them, be aware of this as a focal point determiner.

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