How To Improve Your Artistic Composition?

The 12 ultimate tips for composition in art

From the Golden Ratio to implied lines, Dan Dos Santos shows you his favorite tricks for creating strong compositions.

A strong composition is crucial to a successful piece of art. It’s what attracts a viewer’s eye, and what holds their attention once they take a closer look.

It can mean the difference between an action-packed piece of art and a solemn, contemplative one. But how do you make a composition convey the mood you want, and what is it that makes a composition successful?

There are a many long-standing rules regarding what makes a good composition, such as the Golden Ratio, the Golden Spiral and the Rule of Thirds. But in my opinion they aren’t really rules at all.

Think of them as suggestions or better yet, as optional templates. Traditional methods like these are just one answer to a problem which has an infinite number of solutions. Their purpose … Read more