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Character & Setting; Figure & Background: A Painters Advice to Writers

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Character and setting, figure and background. In literature and in art, they should work together to bring a concise picture into view.

Conflict & Tension: What Writers Can Learn From How Visual Artists Use Contrast

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Contrast is the visual artist’s most powerful tool. Contrast does not necessarily mean opposite. Evil and contentment, white and off-white are both contrasts, but they are not opposites. Artists use a spectrum of tools to achieve contrast: color and light, saturation and tone shading and line, focus, scale and