I'm entirely new to composition! ^^
I've looked on a few tutorials today and from what I've understood composition is a way to lead the eye through the picture to tell what is the most important in the artwork.
I'm studying some great artists work and trying to see why their composition works.
I've noticed for example if the picture is about a person who's fighting some gangsters, then you first see the persons head, later the gangsters and then the persons head again....
I wonder if anybody have any general tips?
My SketchBook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=139784
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
Jack Hamm has great discussion on this in his book on drawing scenery and landscapes.
Also, some of the more useful info I've seen on composition tends to be directed towards photographers.
But, ultimately, it's pretty much based on instinct.
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