Negative/Positive Space Cut Out

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Aidan Mclaughlin

Ms. Hull


April 26, 2018

Negative/Positive Space Cut Out

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negative space is the space between and around the subject or subjects.

B. Explain how you found negative space in your cut out?

I found the negative space in my object by looking at light and dark areas in the image I used. Then, I cut out the positive space from my image, only leaving the negative.

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

It helps an artist to see the negative space because it makes it easier to draw the positive space. Seeing the negative space makes it easier to have the proper proportions of the subject.

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

Seeing in negative space does not enhance drawing for negative space does not require complexity. With negative space there are not details of the subject.