Simplify and Strengthen

To make better compositions, strive to simplify and strengthen them!

1. Simplify colors

For example, simplify the colors. 2-3 colors seem to be the most effective.

Good to study Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein for their simple use of colors, shapes, and forms.

2. Deconstruct and simplify compositions

When studying the works of the masters, strive to simplify their compositions to better understand and internalize them. Lovely compositions by Hokusai.

3. Shapes, forms, proportions

Keith Haring as making simple yet strong evocative political and social commentary in his artwork via simple and effective visual arts.

4. Simple and powerful photos are memorable and effective.

Bruce Gilden photos, from his “Go” Japan street photography book:

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