Negative Space

photo 2 (3)
photo 2 (3)
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photo 1 (6)
  • A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negative space is the background of an object in a picture.

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

I found negative space in my cut because I had two different colors and the purple was the space in the background. In the stool drawing the white space surrounding the table,stool and plant.  

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

If you can get rid of the object in the picture or look around the object you can find the negative space.

  • D. How is negative space useful in creating art?

It helps to see where your drawing will go or the right size for the object.