O'Reilly logo

Figure Drawing with Virtual Models: Getting the Most Out of Poser® Figure Artist™ by Les Pardew

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Focal Points

Have you ever noticed that while looking at a picture, your eyes tend to be drawn to a specific area? It’s almost like that part of the picture is screaming, “Hey! Look at me first!” That doesn’t always happen by accident. In fact, many artists spend a great deal of time planning how you will view their picture. They create focal points and pathways in their work.

A focal point is an area in the picture that calls for attention. The call can be blatant, like a noisy child in a quiet classroom, or it can be gentle, like a bubbling brook in the mountains. In Rembrandt’s Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, shown in Figure 6.40, a very strong focal point is evident. The eye almost automatically goes to the figure in the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required