When considering the layout of a drawing or sketch it is sometimes helpful to divide the page up into quarters or thirds, using faint lines
Using the grid method is also related to the "Rule Of Odds" I have mentioned a few times in class. More about the Rule Of Odds below. If I apply a grid to anything, I do not strictly follow the Rule Of Odds but use it as a quick way of determining the ballance of content.
The, Rule Of Odds (also known as The Rule Of Thirds), is a method of composition that enables an illustrator or photographer to compose an image that is visually dynamic and pleasing to the eye.
Compositions using an odd umber of elements often make for a more dynamic images. The Rule Of Odds is used in advertising as a selling tool. Generally we are more stimulated by odd numbers of things as opposed to even numbers.
There are many variations and examples of layout relating to this rule but as I did not invent this rule (I was taught it when I worked in advertsing) rather than compile a lengthy blog explaining it in depth, I thought I would include some links to sites and blogs that I think explain it simpler that I probably would. which will leave me room for more content relating to the past weeks work.
ART COMPOSITION RULES