“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” Picasso

Picasso had it right with this quote, part of the artistic experience is to take what is out there and change it to make it your own artistic vision.  This could be changing basic elements in your art to abstracting the image.  You can change the composition by narrowing the picture plane or just leaving out parts of the reference picture that clutter the composition’s general look.  You can also change the composition by lowering or raising the horizon line so the viewer looks at the art from a different perspective. An often overlooked option is to change some of…