Course info
February 18, 2013
2h 18m

We'll begin this course by learning about what composition is and how we can use various types of composition to direct the viewer's eye through a drawing, painting, photograph or sculpture based off of how we position and arrange visual elements. From there, I'll be walking you through a series of lessons focusing on some key compositions types. In each lesson we'll examine several works of art by famous artists throughout history to see how they employed various types of composition to engage the viewer. Finally, we'll finish out this course with a series of lessons focusing on fleshing out our own composition by incorporating some of the composition types we've covered. By gaining an understanding of these different composition types you'll be able to create stronger pieces of art that are more creative, appealing, and engaging to the viewer's eye.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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