Why does Composition matter? Does it matter where you place objects in an artwork? Notes in a piece of music? Words on a page?
What makes an effective Composition? Does it convey the feelings, ideas, and emotions the artist wants the viewer to understand? Does the viewer see what the artist wants them to see? Are there things that distract from the message and meaning of the artwork?
Artists often make multiple sketches in order to get the most effective composition possible.
First thing to think about is BALANCE Why is balance important? Is it a good idea to have balance?
We create balance by manipulating “visual weight”. What is “visual weight? It is the ability to “draw the eye”. Something that is more noticeable has more “visual weight”. The more we want to look at something the more “visual weight” it has.