|Fairhaven High School Visual Arts||
How do I find negative space?
The correct approach to negative space drawing involves observing the shapes formed between different parts of the object(s).
By drawing the background spaces or shapes between the edge of the object and the opposing edge or boundary, the positive form of the object is left “undrawn”, resulting in a correct negative space drawing. This is the reverse of what we usually do when we draw, but will help us become better at drawing by:
· Exercising the right brain
· Flattening the image to help see the edges better
· Composes with better proportions
· Makes it easier when looking at complex edges.