When creating any artwork, whether animated or still, it is important to think about composition, and doing so before you start will make it a lot easier to fit together the final elements of your scene. This was particularly true for the Jungle Ruins project, where the goal was to create a final image from a single vantage point. Remember that you want the final results not only to look convincing and detailed but also to be pleasing to the eye when placed within the setting of your final renders.

Composition is a very rich subject, and it is beyond the scope of this book to cover it in detail, but here are some basic principles.

The Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds principle argues that the points of interest in an image should ...

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