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Force: Animal Drawing by Michael D. Mattesi

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Chapter 5

Animal Design

In this chapter, we will look further into forming opinions on the animals we have covered from previous chapters. I will describe a useful visual tool to assist with this manner of assessment.

THE LAW OF THIRDS

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The law of thirds is a crucial design law. The box on the left shows no divisions. The second box shows a halfway division. This immediately causes symmetry. That means the top and bottom of the box or the figure are the same. It is this sameness that we are trying to avoid in our work. Our minds want to create symmetry, ...

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