Negative Space

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

 Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image.

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

I found negative space in the cut out by simply cutting out all the gray areas and paste it on one half of the page the the white area on the other side of the page which showed symmetry. The green represented the negative space.

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

A good artist realizes that the space surrounding an object is just as important as that object itself. Negative space helps define a subject, and brings balance to a composition.

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

Negative space enhances drawings because you focus on the negative space instead of the actual object which might be harder and take more time.