I often get so into the drawing that I stop thinking about proportions, eyepaths, entrance and exit points, abstract shapes, and spacing...so I decided that this second time I'm taking Will's class (this time at the Guild), I'm going to focus solely on understanding and using simple graphic shapes to drive my compositions, even if that leaves less time for fancy drawing.
Argh, learning is hard!
Some compositional studies inspired by Paul Lasaine's abstract sketches (see his blog). He is such an amazing painter and draftsman, and yet he still spends time doodling abstract compositions on napkins in restaurants just to practice.
A New Hope: