“What Does Realistic Look Like?” 2018, (version 1.2) 52 pgs. (edits 4-6-2018)
Due to the nature of my work I am often asked, “How do you get your paintings to look so realistic?” It’s a great question in the sense that it usually opens the door to an enjoyable conversation about art, visual perception, and a host of related topics that I find utterly fascinating. However, much of that ensuing conversation is determined by how the inquirer responds to a question that I pose in response to theirs, “What does realistic look like?”
Intended for visual artists, this treatise offers what I hope is an engaging exploration of what “realistic” truly means in terms of visual perception and communication.
Download the full PDF here: “What does realistic look like?”
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Visual Language Core (Part I-Section A & B) and (Part II) 2018, 357 pgs.
Select content from several contemporary curricula including the Waichulis Language of Drawing, Language of Painting, and Visual Language Programs. This content may be shared freely so that any aspiring or seasoned creatives may benefit from the information herein.
The second part of Visual Language Core should be made available in the next few weeks.
In addition, we are considering the launching of a Kickstarter or GoFundMe campaign in the next month or so to have a number of these books printed for the libraries within prisons, detention centers, shelters, and other public facilities that may make good use free such educational materials. If you know of a facility or organization that would benefit from this free resource, please let us know at either of the aforementioned email addresses.
BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD BOTH SECTIONS of Part I.
DOWNLOAD here: VISUAL LANGUAGE CORE PART I section A
DOWNLOAD here: VISUAL LANGUAGE CORE PART I section B
*NEWLY ADDED*: DOWNLOAD here: VISUAL LANGUAGE CORE PART II
A Primer on Pictorial Composition (I-VII) 2016, 215 pgs.
“Any path to effective visual communication must begin with the one factor that determines our ability to elicit meaning from visual stimuli, allows for our experience of aesthetic quality, and facilitates successful communication–our biology. A Primer on Pictorial Composition is a seven part walk-through of the many exciting and insightful contributions from modern vision science, empirical aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, cognitive psychology and evolutionary psychology that can augment or replace many of the long-standing heuristics that continue to guide contemporary compositional efforts.” Download the full PDF here: a-primer-on-pictorial-composition-_anthony-waichulis