I was struck by the symmetrical compositions in The Hollow Crown’s Richard II so I did some watercolor sketches of a couple of them. If you’ll let me get art babbly for a moment: symmetrical compositions in general are more ceremonial and evoke a sense of order (as well as imitating medieval art style), as opposed to the more dynamic and modern evocations of asymmetrical compositions. As a general rule of this film, Richard’s world is symmetrical, and Bolingbroke’s is asymmetrical. 

These are baby’s first watercolors and I’m still trying to get a handle on the medium (all the colors keep turning into mud mush, WHY?!). Bear with me here.

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