Ava Olsen 5/3/13
Negative space is the entire area around a drawn figure. If you’re drawing a chair, you would draw a chair, and color in everything around the chair, except the chair itself. You wouldn’t add details or anything, you would just have a blank figured outline of a chair, and have everything around it colored in.
In my cut-out, it’s apparent that I have negative space, because on one side, there is a completely normal cut-out, and on the other side there’s reversed color. I used the colors pink and green, so everytime there’s pink on one half, there’s green on the other. In my still life drawing, I have negative space as well because the drawing of the main object is completely blank, but everything besides the figure is colored in.
I think seeing in negative space does enhance drawings because it makes them pop out. I think it also exercises your mind to try and figure out what you’re looking at. I find the negative space drawings very interesting.
1. Stool On Top of Stool