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Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

Lesson 23 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

Lesson 23 from: Creating a Fine Art Series

Brooke Shaden

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Lesson Info

23. Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

A description of the image being created and why it is conceptually and visually relevant to the rest of the series.

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

07:25
2

Overview of Brooke’s Journey

20:13
3

Your Timeline is Nonlinear

05:37
4

Using Curiosity and Intention to Build Your Career

03:26
5

What Factors Dictate Growth

08:24
6

Organic Growth vs. Forced Growth

05:18
7

Niche Branding

04:57
8

Brooke’s Artistic Evolution and Timeline

24:27
9

How Can You Get Ahead if You Feel Behind?

10:02
10

Ideation and Conceptualization to Identify Meaning in Your Art

05:54
11

Idea Fluency

10:33
12

How to Represent an Idea

07:01
13

How to Innovate an Idea

07:07
14

Creating a Dialogue With Your Art

05:48
15

Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image

03:43
16

Transforming a Single Image Into a Series

03:12
17

How to Tell a Story in a Series

03:28
18

How to Create Costumes From Fabric

07:20
19

Brooke’s Most Useful Costumes

02:19
20

Using Paint and Clay as Texture in an Image

02:56
21

Create Physical Elements in an Image

10:22
22

Shooting for a Fine Art Series

05:45
23

Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

04:08
24

Wardrobe and Texture

04:54
25

Posing for the Story

05:32
26

Choosing an Image

01:23
27

Conceptualization: Rainy Plexiglass

11:34
28

Posing for the Story

04:17
29

Creating Backlight

02:37
30

Photo Shoot #1 - Creating a Simple Composite

17:51
31

Photo Shoot #2 - Creating a Dynamic Composite

06:31
32

Photo Shoot #3 - Creating a Storytelling Composite

07:40
33

Shooting the Background Images

06:14
34

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Working With Backgrounds

24:35
35

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Retouching the Subject

04:20
36

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Color Grading

02:45
37

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Floor Replacement Texture

15:24
38

Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments

03:21
39

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Cropping and Editing Backgrounds

05:25
40

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Selective Adjustments

03:55
41

Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Adding Texture + Fine Tuning

03:21
42

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Compositing Models

06:58
43

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Expanding Rooms

02:17
44

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Color

02:47
45

Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Exposure

04:04
46

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Masking Into Backgrounds

10:45
47

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Creating Rooms in Photoshop

06:11
48

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Compositing Hair

05:07
49

Editing Composite Shoot #2- Global Adjustments

04:49
50

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements

05:00
51

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Advanced Compositing

08:46
52

Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup

03:34
53

Materials for Alternative Processes

06:20
54

Oil Painting on Prints

05:41
55

Encaustic Wax on Prints

03:09
56

Failure vs. Sell Out

05:14
57

Create Art You Love and Bring an Audience To You

03:35
58

Branding Yourself Into a Story

05:40
59

The Artistic Narrative

05:26
60

Get People to Care About Your Story

03:36
61

Get People to Buy Your Story

11:36
62

Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice

03:41
63

Pricing For Commissions

06:43
64

Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints

02:11
65

Class Outro

01:00
66

Live Premiere

16:14
67

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 1

04:41
68

Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 2

07:12
69

Live Premiere: Q&A

16:10
70

Live Premiere: Photo Critique

47:33

Lesson Info

Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert

So I want to start this photo shoot because there's a lot going on here. We gotta create some fun textures and it could take some time. So, Anna, if you wouldn't mind, I've just got some clay here. Would you mind rubbing that on your arm like a bar of soap? Yeah, that's good. And the idea here is just to create that cracked look, if you recall when I was showing you how I make props and costumes, I rubbed paint on myself and Clay, and it created this really like wrinkly texture, which I know is never what a model wants to here to make yourself look wrinkly and drive. But that's what we're doing because it's all for the concept. It's for the concept. Then I think that that's really important. So concept first, right? And people always say to me, I can't do that because then you know what if it doesn't look pretty? I'm not trying to make something pretty. I'm trying to make something that's moving, and there's a big difference between those two things. So, um, we're gonna focus on concep...

t, and the concept here requires flowers as well. So while you're getting all clay dup. I am going Thio cut. Open some flowers. I'm not sure which ones I want yet. See our options. We've got a lot of colors here. I'll probably go with this one. I think that's best. So the flowers are only going to go inside the bowl. There we go. And I wanna make sure that they kind of look really crowded in there. So I'm going to open them up and get them in. I gotta make sure that Anna's head fits in here too. So I don't wanna crowd it too much, but something like that, I think, would be good. So I'm just gonna cut the stems there. Yes, please. And even the bodysuit. So basically everywhere except your head, not your head. Um, and I might add some other greenery, as's Well, okay, I really liked these flowers. And what drew me to this is that they look really wispy and very romantic. So I think that's gonna be beautiful. I'm kind of staying away from some of these other colors because, like I said, I'm not going for a lot of color in this Siri's, so I'm a little bit wary about using anything too bright. So I'm just going to avoid certain certain aspects of these flowers. So instead I'll focus on this. Fill the bowl with these Aziz. Well, might even be able to get away with not cutting those just kind of fit it in there. Okay, You should always test yourself before asking the model. So how do I look? Okay, I think it looks good, but I can't tell yet, so we'll see. We'll have to tweak in a little bit, and I'm going to have my spray bottle is well. Oh, no, that's not the right setting, okay? And we're just going thio spray spray spray so that everything looks wet and verdant. Yeah. Okay, Now, I think it might not be full enough or it might look thio manicured, so I wanna make sure it looks a little bit wild in here. Eso I might add a few more flowers, but we'll see how it goes, particularly the greens. So I might just pop the flower heads off a little bit. That looks much better. Much more wild, and we'll see how that goes in here. Yeah. Think that looks quite quite good. Okay, I like these yellow ones. Actually,

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Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Brooke never fails to deliver. I found this course superb from start to finish. From exercising your creative 'muscle', demystifying taking self portraits, and showing that they don't have to be perfect before you begin editing, to walking you through her editing process and how to price your work. Brooke's enthusiastic personality and excitement about the work shines through it all. Definitely recommended!

Søren Nielsen
 

Thank for fantastic motivating an very inspiring. The story telling and selling module was very helpful - thanks from Denmark

Rebecca Potter
 

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Brooke for this amazing class. Inspired and so full of practical knowledge, this is the best class I've ever watched. You have given me the confidence to pursue what I've always been afraid to do. Watch this space!

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