10 DIREC TIONS OF FORCE
This is how the viewer’s eye moves around the composition. All of the compositional elements mentioned in this article play a part in making up implied force directions. These can be broken down into straight and curved. Of course, a composition isn’t made up of just one or the other, but often one may dominate in the composition. Straight lines can be very direct, explosive and dynamic. Curved can be lyrical, layered and calm. Use them both as well as all the variations that can be achieved by combining them.