Positive and Negative Space Reflection

  • A. What is negative space?
Negative Space is the space around an object drawn. The object drawn is the positive space, so space around it is negative. 
  • B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
Negative space in the cut-out can be found by identifying the parts of it. In my cut out, you can see that since the object drawn is the owl (positive space) , the space around it (background) is negative space. 
  • C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
This is useful because you can find hidden images, for example in a trophy drawing there are two faces.
  • D. How is negative space useful in creating art?
Similar to previous question-it can be used to "hide" images in your artwork and add detail without clouding your main focus.