Placement is the arrangement of pictorial elements within the picture frame. It is not merely the placement of the figure; rather, it is the placement of all elements of drawing. The elements of drawing are what make up a picture; they include points, lines, shapes, and forms.
The smallest mark an artist can make and thus the smallest design element is the point. Some drawings, such as stipple drawings, are made up of nothing but points. A stipple drawing is usually drawn in ink on paper. The drawing consists of dots of ink that can vary in size and distance from each other to make up shades of light and dark. Figure 6.2 shows an example of a stipple drawing.