As an illustrator, you’re a bit like the director of a movie. Each object, character, and element in your scene is hand placed - like a carefully set stage. With this total control, it’s up to us to create visually pleasing arrangements. You’d be surprised how often images are dragged down by stiff, repetitive, object placement.
This video explores a collection of artwork which lacks variety - and offers solutions to liven up the compositions. The really nice thing about adding variety is that you don’t need any special skills to do it. Choosing to place your objects in a pleasing way isn’t any harder than placing them in a boring way - so why not liven it up?