9 ACHIEVING BALANCE, OR THE FEELING OF BALANCE
Often a symmetrical composition can feel static, too balanced. Yet there are times when this is intentional, such as with certain portraits, or objects that need a dominance and weight. But more often asymmetry is more interesting. The problem is that while being asymmetrical the composition itself must have an implied balance. This doesn’t have to happen with equal-sized objects, like on a see-saw. To carry that analogy further, if a large person were on one side of the see-saw, then to balance things out in an interesting way we could put several small objects or people on the other side, or move the big person closer to the fulcrum. Grouping and value will play a big part with balance and creating interest.