Negative space and 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 around the subjects of an image. Negative space is basically the background of a photo.

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

My picture is an owl. One half of the owl is black with a yellow background and the the other is a yellow owl with a black background. Negative space is the background in both halves, but the two negative spaces are both different colors. This shows that negative space can be any color.

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

Seeing in negative space can help an artist make the image focused on one thing. Negative space can be helpful for making the subject a specific size or distance away.

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

Yes, negative space helps bring balance to a piece of art and helps define the boundaries of positive space. The negative space makes us focus on the subject of the image, even if the majority of the picture is the background.
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