Another texture heavy piece! Happier with this one I think due in large part to the addition of the Golden ratio as a guide for layouts. How does this differ from Rule of Thirds? Check out Jon Sparkman’s great article here on petapixel.com. In my experience it’s more illustration friendly as I prefer to place moments of interest along diagonal lines and the long looping arm of the spiral does just that while still placing important objects in similar coordinates to the Rule of Thirds. Interestingly, these ratios are both predominantly used in horizontal layouts..as I’m usually working vertically I’m curious if there is a vertical composition guide I’ve missed..
Next up, color schemes