The term composition, as it relates to rendering, refers to the purposeful arrangement of lines, shapes, value, textures, and sometimes colors within the borders of your rendering spcae. Don't worry if the idea of composing your rendering sounds a little intimidating: I'm happy to help you through it!

Good coposition is one of the most important, if elusive, aspects of making renderings. When composition works, it captivates the viewer's attention and provides clues to the meaning of the rendering. In the next several posts you'll find some simple and effective strategies to help you start making strong compositions.