Negative Space Reflection

photo 1 (2)
photo 1 (2)
photo 2 (5)
photo 2 (5)
  • A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative space is the space behind the image. Negative space it the background.

  • B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
The cut out acted as an outline for both halves. The blue was both the positive and negative space. When drawing the picture i drew the outline first, then shaded the background a dark color to contrast with the white or the space the stool took up. Doing that defined the shape of the stool.  

  • C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
Because negative space shapes the picture itself. Without is the picture would seem off. But it also allows them to create two images with one.

  • D. How is negative space useful in creating art?
Negative space balances out artwork. But it also defines the focus of the artwork itself.