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Negative Space Drawings - Raz Reed

1. What is negative space?

Negative space is the space surrounding an object.

2. Explain how you found negative space in A. your cut-out?, B. your still life drawing?

When drawing the still life, I started by shading in a large portion of my paper. I "drew" it by erasing parts to resemble the objects I was drawing. When making my cut-out, I cut out the shape of the drawing I was given, and traced that onto both papers so I could know where to trim and paste.

3. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps by giving the artist an accurate outline of what he/she is drawing.

4. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings? Why or why not?

It helps by providing a true shape of what you're drawing. In this way, negative space drawings may be better than regular in some situations.
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Negative Space Reflection/Blog

A. Negative space is where you outline the object. No detail is added, and you shade the space around the object to outline your drawing.

B. I found negative space in my cut out drawing by tracing my drawing, then the picture out. To have the negative space affect, I used opposite colors depending on the original tracer.

C. It helps an artist to see negative space by being able to properly outline objects to give their drawing or project more affect.

D. Negative space does enhance drawings because it helps you define shape without detail.
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Negative Space Reflection

Negative space is the background of any object. If you are drawing a bowl, you would draw the outline of the shape, then shade in any space outside the outline of the bowl. The shaded area is the negative space. In my cutout, I found the negative space by removing the dark pieces of the template, which was what wasn't being focused on in the picture. In my still life drawing, I drew the outline of the shapes the way I could see them. A lot of times shapes overlapped. Next, I shaded in all the areas that weren't occupied by shapes. It helps an artist to see negative space because they can focus on the actual shapes of objects and how important the angle from which they are drawing from is. Seeing negative space enhances my drawings because it helps me understand how to draw things that are behind other objects. Also, it enhances the different shapes that are created by objects. 
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Negative Space- Rafi Hares

    A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Whenever people draw something sometimes they have leftover space that really doesn't have any purpose. Using negative space while drawing helps turn that excess space into something to better exemplify the actual art found in the picture.

    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out? I found the negative space if my cut out by cutting out my drawing with the green paper as my frontal and cutting it out again with the black paper to represent the negative space. 2. in your still life drawing? In my still life drawing I shaded in a whole page and erases parts of black space until it looked like my drawing.

    C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

When an artist is drawing simply one object they have seen in real life the leftover space does not represent nothing, it represents the area in which the art inhabits. Using negative space artists can better visualize what environment their art is in and it helps everything flow more smoothly as opposed to not using negative space.

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why no

It does enhance drawing because you are able to see what empty space their is in the actual object's area. Furthermore negative space gives your drawing a very cool appeal because it uses two colors which contrast (like white and black) giving the entire artwork more depth.

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Negative Space- Greta Haskell

​1. Negative space is when you draw the outline of what you are drawing and instead of coloring the thing in you color outside the lines to show the shape of the object. 

2. I found negative space in my drawing by first drawing the outline and then comparing it to the real life object and coloring where there was nothing there, just air. I found negative space in my cut out by looking where there was dark space in the template. 

3. It helps an artist to see negative space because they can train themselves on perspective and detail. Once you know how to draw negative space it is easier to see how to draw things. 

4. I think seeing negative space enhances the drawings because you can see more perspective and it looks more detailed and three dimensional. 
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Negative Space Reflection/Blog:

  A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it) 
Negative space is the space around the object that is not being used or in between it.


    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

I found negative space because when I was cutting out the paper I saw the spaces that are blank where the negative space could be and the positive space. Also when I was drawing the objects I saw the spaces in between the objects.

    C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps them draw better and probably with 3D. 

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

Yes, it does enhance their drawings because it looks better and cool. It brings out the color in the picture.


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Negative Space Reflection

When looking at a picture  negative space is the areas not occupied by something. It is the empty space in a drawing. 

In my still life drawing I found the negative space by not focusing so much on the actual chairs, but the spaces in and around the chairs. In the cut out I looked at the template and focused on the lighter shade of gray and used that as my negative space.

It helps an artist perfect their drawings. It can also help artist create their drawings, negative space can turn something from a simple drawing to an optical illusion. 

Seeing negative space helps enhance a drawing because with a
 drawing actively observing negative space there is more to look at. 
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Negative Space-Huzaifah Malik

1) ​What's negative space?

Negative space is the space around and between the subjects of an image.

2) Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?


 I found negative space by cutting out the parts of the bird, so the shade can be revealed easily.​ In my other drawing I found negative space by shading it and it is kinda brain teaser. 

3) Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

Well I think that its tricky and sometimes its brain-teaser too. It makes more easier to see.

4) Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not

I think that seeing in negative space enhances drawings because it makes the drawing easier to see.


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Q4 Benchmark: Othello Journals

Dylan Long
English Journals


English Journal #1

The entire time, Iago is speaking to both Desdemona and Cassio. His soliloquy will be cut off by Desdemona.

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"She that was ever fair and never proud,

Had tongue at will and yet was never loud,

Never lacked gold and yet went never gay,

Fled from her wish and yet said “Now I may,”

She that being angered, her revenge being nigh,

Bade her wrong stay and her displeasure fly,

She that in wisdom never was so frail

To change the cod’s head for the salmon’s tail,

She that could think and ne'er disclose her mind,

See suitors following and not look behind,

She was a wight, if ever such wights were—"

I believe him to be speaking in a smooth and passionate voice, with possible slight hand gestures. He is also speaking towards the audience, so his body would be half facing the audience and half facing the two other characters. On stage, an actor can  never have his back turned to the audience because then the audience both cannot see his expression or gestures, but more importantly can't hear them. Iago could possibly be slowly walking about the stage while he describes to Desdemona the woman he would praise. During this soliloquy, he does not change emotion or mood, he sticks to his suave tone. He might gaze up to the sky or do something deep because he is talking very passionately. When Desdemona cuts him off (in the context), he will turn to face directly her to hear what she is saying.


English Journal #2


In Act II, Scene I. Cassio gets rather flirty and hands on with Desdemona.

In Act II, Scene III. Cassio gets in a brawl with Montano and stabs him.

Cassio observes first hand that everything is alright. He is not confronted about flirting with Desdemona, and he can't even think straight when he's extremely drunk and fighting Montano. However, after the brawl, he becomes deeply ashamed because he loses his lieutenancy.

Up until the brawl, Cassio observes that he is apparently doing a good job being Othello's lieutenant, as he is still receiving praise from him. Iago either doesn't talk to him or lies to him so that he doesn't blow him plan. Cassio also observes a lack of being told to stop flirting with Desdemona, so he continues to do so. Iago does notices it, but does not tell him. This is because he can use it against Cassio as part of his plan.

I think in Cassio's instance, we can see that he honestly is inexperienced and a little oblivious to his surroundings in general. Sure, all the characters are being either sneaky or non-confrontational, but he is making very bold mistakes. His motivation is geared towards being a good lieutenant but we can better understand that he is too immature and foolish to be a good lieutenant.


English Journal #3


Michael Cassio was the protege of a famous war veteran named Armin Van Buuren. Armin had won many battles all throughout Venice during his adulthood, and Venice needed a new powerhouse war soldier. Armin spotted Michael on the streets of Venice and had the gut feeling that he would make an amazing soldier. He took Michael under his wing and taught him everything that a soldier needed to know. Michael was then released into the streets of Venice being a freelancing lieutenant. Othello spotted Michael and had the same gut feeling that Armin first had about Michael. Othello took Michael under his wing just like Armin did and Michael became his lieutenant. However, as the years passed with Michael being Othello's lieutenant, Michael became cocky and began to try less and less. He still remained a high-ranked lieutenant, but he eventually lost all of his experience and skills and became an inexperienced lieutenant. This is how he starts out in the play, and this is why.



English Journal #4


For Cassio, I am going to try to do some things the entire time, and other at only certain times. For the entire duration of my scene, I want to try to use not a full on british accent, but I want to use an accent other than my normal accent. I want to make myself into an actual character, so I want to use a different voice. I also want to not slouch and sit there and do nothing. I am a lieutenant so I will stand straight and stand tall.

I am going to be wielding either small pieces of armor or a dagger.


Our group is going to stand out from the others in terms of level of intensity. There is a very intense fight scene between Roderigo and I, and it will be stunning and captivating throughout. In addition, we are going to own our characters and make sure that the audience can't get enough of us.


English Journal #5


"You rogue! you rascal! A knave teach me my duty! I'll beat the knave into a twiggen bottle!" {Striking Roderigo}. This line (and sequence if you may) is important to the play. Specifically, it is key to the development of Iago's plan to gain revenge on Othello. Before this line, Iago sends Roderigo charging at a drunk Michael Cassio, causing them to get into a very intimate altercation. This is important to the play because with Cassio being the instrument of revenge against Othello, Iago sets Cassio up to be frowned upon by everybody, to be mistrusted. Othello is the one who handpicked Cassio, and by making Cassio look like a fool, he is also making Othello's judgement look very flawed. This is just another piece of the puzzle in Iago's plan. This line is important, and the importance was shown in how I delivered it. I made Cassio extremely intoxicated and extremely aggressive, so that I could make sure he would be frowned upon.


Our group's performance went exactly as we had rehearsed it. I am very proud of how we delivered our lines, stayed in character the entire time, and how structured and prepared our entire scene was. Personally, if I were to do something different, I would choose to have brought in a more obvious prop. I don't think many people saw my fake dagger.


Performing the play helped me understand more in-depth of Iago's individual sections of his plan, and how they came together. Specifically, in my scene, acting it out helped me realize what was going on, the alibis, and motives behind everything. When you experience something first hand, it makes everything much more clear.


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Negative Space



What is negative space?

a. Negative space is the empty space, space around an object or form.



Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

b. The way I found negative space in my cut out was very easy. I look at the opposite color and I knew that the cut out was suppose to be a reflection of the original picture. The way I found negative in the still life drawing was kinda difficult, because there were lines involved and gaps that I necessarily didn't know if they were negative or not. 



Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

c. I think that negative space could help an artist because they can observe the actual picture to more in length, it helps define the object and help create interest and contrast. 



Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

d. Seeing in negative space enhance drawings because it gives objects their own space to express themselves, increases accuracy in the picture. It gives the viewer a sense of comfort, and an easy clear understanding to where everything is. 



 



 
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Negative Space Project

​Negative Space:

1. Negative space is the empty space, between and around the subject of the image.

2. In my cutout I found negative space by cutting out the image and then keeping the paper that I used to cut the image out of. In my still life drawings, I found the negative space by coloring everywhere where the image is not.

3. It helps an artist to see the negative spaces in a drawing because the artist can better figure out how to use all the space provided.

4. I would say seeing in negative space makes a drawing just as effective as a regular drawing. All negative space does is change the perspective of the drawing. It is the artist's preference and it also depends on what the artist is trying to display.
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