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Harmony is a beautiful thing. In a song, among nations, and in a picture. Consciously or otherwise, we all try to make things pleasing to the eye.
When you move into an apartment you don't just push your furniture in and have a housewarming. Everything is planned. Even the hanging of Grandpa's portrait is accomplished with deep thought and loving care (unless you just want him to cover a crack in the wall) and the humble ashtray doesn't reach it's final resting place until after much deliberation and perhaps a few arguments.
Planning a picture is called Composition. Artists strive to make everything within a frame harmonious and decorative. Cartoonists go a step further.
Like the director of a play or movie, cartoonists have to give their picture as much dramatic punch or sock, as possible. And yet, at the same time, their artistic sensitivity will not permit them to abandon the basic laws of composition - good harmony and design.
The only way to restore good composition to picture No.2 would be to balance it on the right by adding some object.
Next: More examples of good and bad cartoon composition.
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