Scott Kelby:

Project Description

The Artist of the Week is Scott Kelby.

About Scott Kelby – Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine; training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author of a string of bestselling technology books. Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, author of numerous Photoshop training DVDs and online courses, and co-host of PhotoshopTV, and D-Town TV.

Scott is all about color and composition. His use of color is outstanding, enhancing the beauty without taking it from reality. His color play between warm and cool colors is fantastic, especially with his simple compositions.

You can visit his portfolio website at

Critique the Artwork of the Day

What elements and principles are used? Composition Rules? Are there shapes and forms? What is the subject? What does it communicate and HOW? Break it down into Elements, Principles and Composition.


Line, Shape, Value, Form, Texture, Color, Space


Balance, Emphasis, Rhythm/Repetition/Pattern, Scale/Proportion, Unity/Variety, Contrast, Movement


Fill the Frame, Rule of Thirds, Triangle, Frame in a Frame, Leading Lines, Circle, Rhythm, Positive/Negative Space

Using your critique worksheet, please critique each photo below. Click on the tabs to view the photo for each critique:

What are your thoughts about the centered composition? Does it work? Would it work if it were off-center? What does that communicate?


Discuss the composition? What kind of perspective? Atmospheric? One-Point?

Draw the shapes and lines in this composition on your critique sheet. Write your thoughts about it.

Draw the shapes and lines in this composition on your critique sheet. What are your thoughts about the angle? Color? Overall Composition?

Project Details

  • Date November 6, 2014
  • Tags Featured Artists
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