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15 Elements of Composition

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15 Elements of Composition

For an artwork to look pleasing, it should be composed in the right way. Now, we can talk about what the "right" way is.

Western art books list eight elements of composition. I don't think this is enough, so we will talk about 15 elements that help to build a good-looking artwork with a meaningfully presented subject.

15 Elements of Composition:

  1. Unity
  2. Focus
  3. Balance
  4. Symmetry
  5. Proportions (including the golden ratio)
  6. Contrast
  7. Statics
  8. Dynamics
  9. Movement
  10. Rhythm
  11. Pattern
  12. Subordination
  13. Influence
  14. Links
  15. Guidance
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy
15 Elements of Composition - Life Drawing Academy

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