“Bad” 2D Compositions 2

This video shows common problems artists encounter with 2D compositions, explaining how certain types of compositions can come across as tiresome and/or cliche.

Examples of artworks with compositions that are “bad” are shown, which stimulates a discussion on why a specific 2D composition is successful or not.

Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Lauryn Welch.

Prof Lieu’s Tips

Clara cartoon

When I look at a thumbnail, I ask myself whether there is anything I can get rid of.

If I can remove something from the composition without taking away from the artwork, I get rid of it!

Thumbnail Sketches

Another thing I would suggest is cropping and/or expanding your thumbnails after you draw them. This saves a ton of time, as you don’t have to redraw every thumbnail from scratch.

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