I found negative space in my cut out picture and in my stool drawing by looking through the subject. For the cut out piece I focused on making the complete picture by seeing what was around the subject and not all of the details inside of it. I actually used the opposite technique in my stool drawing. I drew all of the details, also known as positive space, and then erased them as the negative space around it started to appear.
It helps an artist to see in negative space so that it is easier to draw or paint a subject. When they can see and recognize negative space, they can sketch everything around it so that then they have an outline. From there the artist can easily focus on details inside of the outline and finish the piece.
Negative space is useful in creating art because it allows you to see what you are creating in a new light and different perspective. For example in my stool and table drawing, when I first started drawing I drew every detail. Then as I began to erase the positive space, I saw everything morphed together to form one cohesive picture. It is really interesting to first see a picture one way, and realize it can be something completely different. Negative space has the ability to draw in someone's eye to a picture and make them really see what is there.
Este artículo se trataba cerveza. Es la semana de la cerveza de Filadelfia, y esto significa que cada uno bebe mucha cerveza. Mmm, cerveza. ¿Quién no le gusta una cerveza fría al final del día? Espero que nadie. Filadelfia les gusta la cerveza, eso es definitivo. Muchos viejos borrachos pasar todo su tiempo en un bar llamado “Monk’s Cafe” y beben cerveza con 300 opciones diferentes. ¡Vaya, vaya, vaya, vaya! Estos hombres saben cómo vivir. Tienes que amar a Filadelfia. Nos gusta la cerveza, tomamos mucha cerveza, cerveza cerveza cerveza cerveza cerveza. ¡Filadelfia es fantástico!
¿Pero este es el significado de la vida? ¿Si hay un GOD, nos puso aquí con cerbeza para nosotros a beber esto y nos divertimos y vivir en Filadelifa? ¿O es un pecado mortal, es un acto castigado por sufrimiento ETERNO en fuego? Sería mejor si fuera la primera. Permítanos ignorar le segunda opción. Gracias a GOD, gracias por darnos vida y cerveza, porque sin cerveza, la vida sería Infierno. ¡Jajajaja, es una broma! ¿Entiendes la broma? Porque podríamos haber ir al Infierno porque beber cerveza, pero sin cerveza la vida misma sería Infierno. Es una idea muy gracioso pero también muy inteligente, porque se trata de si algo que vale la pena, y cuál es el reisgo. Interesante. Interestante.
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Ana Gamboa. "Latino News and Opinion." Una No Es Ninguna. Al Día, 22 May 2014. Web. 22 May 2014. http://www.pontealdia.com/philadelphia/una-no-es-ninguna.html
Humanity is slowly bleeding the Earth dry. We abuse the resources of the Earth and take it from it without giving back. For example people think that one cut down tree is nothing, they don’t understand that in that tree lives hundreds of organisms and that the tree is a basis for life.
Due to the dangerous nature of mankind's actions we are affecting various ecological principles which are key to ecosystems. One major one is flow of energy. We disrupt the flow of energy in ecosystems when we harm the communities environment. For example the fish in the BP oil Spill. We also affect the networks which coexist in the biosphere. When we cut down tree’s we are destroying the habitats of organisms who live in the tree and likewise those that survived on the energy of those organisms. It disrupts the entire system. By affecting these two principles we are also ruining the dynamic balance of these ecosystems. When the tree’s are chopped down eventually the numbers of all populations there die down in response to the loss of tree’s.
Humanity needs to change, we are making the biosphere uninhabitable. If we want to survive then we need to change how we treat this Earth. This is the only planet we have. We need to make it last as long as possible because there is only one Earth. Ecoliteracy is defined as being able to understand the principles that govern the organization of ecological communities. This is a topic that must be addressed in general, and is being closely looked at in our classroom because having a grasp on Ecoliteracy will help all of us respect and understand the environments we live in.
What is negative space? Imagine an object. A table, for example. See the legs and tabletop. That is the positive space, the object. Now, try to imagine the spaces in between the legs and around the tabletop without imagining the table itself. Do you still see a table? It may help to draw it out. This is negative space; the spaces around the positive space that guide our mind to see the positive space and how we treat it can make all of the difference when creating a work of art (be it a photograph, drawing, collage, etc.).
In drawing a table atop which our teacher placed stacked stools and a plant, I found it very difficult to only see the negative space without confusing it with the positive. Because of this, I first drew my image as I would were I depicting only the positive space, detail included. After this process, I colored in all of the negative space around the objects. I then went in and, though it pained me, erased all of the positive space detail I had originally created, which left me with a drawing completely comprised of the negative space that I had colored in. While the end result was a functional negative space drawing, this method did take a while to complete. I, however, felt as though I needed the positive space guide to really understand the negative space, so I appreciated the extra time spent drawing positive space detail.
In my cut-out collage, creating negative space was much easier. For the house, I simply traced the image, cut out the positive space, and glued it onto the background. For the detail on the house, I cut out the spaces that made up the detail (negative space) and the underlying green showed through those spaces so that our mind saw it as the part I had just cut out.
For an artist, it is very beneficial to work in negative space because art is all about perspective, and focusing on negative space allows access into a perspective that we are not used to using in our daily lives. We tend to draw and create art from memories of the object we are attempting to recreate, but what we think something should look like is not always what it looks like. In one of our very first art classes, Ms. Hull, our teacher, told us to “treat the object as if it were a foreign landscape”, which proved to be the most useful lesson. If we focus on the negative space that we are unused to seeing, we erase all of our preconceptions about its features, thus treating it as a “foreign landscape” and creating a more accurate representation of the item.The space in between spaces- or negative space, is arguably the most useful tool in creating art. Positive space is only half of the battle, to fully create an aesthetically pleasing and accurate drawing or work of art, one must masterfully use negative space, so that our brains can complete the image we want them to see. Even though we are not fully conscious of all of our mind’s activity, when we look at an object we see both negative and positive space. The positive detail is what jumps out to us, as it is what we are most used to, but the negative space is registered by our brains and subconsciously taken into account. Whenever we create art, we work, at least in part, from out memory, and the key to making the most of that resource not to only see what jumps out at us- the positive space, but to delve further into what we already see with our subconscious mind and access the negative space that also lives within the resource of memory.
Negative space is the empty space around an object or the objects surroundings. It allows the eye to see the main part of the drawing.
In my cut out, I found the negative space by cutting out the pieces that were shaded in darker and using that on the left side of the page so that the blue would be the focus and the black paper was the negative space. For the other side I did the complete opposite by cutting out the other part and then using the blue as the negative space. For the stool drawing, I drew the still life first and then colored in all the space around it.
It helps an artist to use negative space because it makes their illustrations more accurate. It also allows artist to focus themselves and their drawings.
Negative space is useful in creating art because it makes your drawings more precise and accurate. It also allows you to see what you’re doing in a different way.
- What did you set out to do? - I wanted people to know more about my mom and all the things in which she does in her life.
- How does your work incorporate the art of storytelling?- It gives people a look at someones personal life and lets them be able to explore deeper into this persons thoughts and possibly make different stories and get different ideas from it.
- What do you hope your audience gains from your work?- To see the life my mom lives and see how it effects me.
- What did you gain from doing this work. - Getting a deeper understanding of what my mom actually does.
A. What is negative space?
Negative space is the part of a drawing or photograph that surrounds an object. It helps to highlight the image and draw attention to multiple parts of it, in a way that makes it look simple. Negative spaces lets you see the outline of the
B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
1. In my cutout, I was able to find the negative space by looking at the stencil and identifying the two different colors. Based on those colors, I could see that the white shapes were the negative space and the dark grey areas were the objects. This helped me figure out what I should cut and how it compares/fits in with the other spaces.
2. In my stool drawing, I found the negative space by looking at the things behind the still life. This made it so that I was able to focus on the outline of the shapes. I shaded in the space that wasn’t part of the main objects in the drawing, which is the negative space.
C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
It helps an artist to see in negative space because it adds depth to the drawing or photograph. You get to see some parts of the drawing that you wouldn’t usually be looking at.
D. How is negative space useful in creating art?
When creating art, you can do some very creative techniques with negative space to add depth and interesting aspects to your drawing. One thing that an artist can do is utilize the negative space to make the viewer see multiple images in the drawing.
Growing up I never really had the childhood I ever wanted . When I was 5 my parents got a divorce. They went their separate way. My father went to stay at his sister house. My mother moved back with her parents. And as for me and two youngest siblings, we stayed with our mother. When my parents separated we was too young to understand or know the reason why. We just know that my parents hated each other. They never spoke about it. Nor the family. All i ever saw was when my father came to visit my mother never spoke to him. She acts if he’s not there. As days passes my parents never spoke to each other. My father didn’t come as much and my mother moved on and didn’t care as much.
When my father left I never understood why he had to. He and my mother should of slept in different rooms. It would of made things better. When he came to visit the only time I ever saw him was every two weeks or every other month. Whenever he came he would take me and my brothers out shopping, out to eat and do all the other stuff. When he was done he would leave and we would not see him until the next two weeks or month . He always told us before he left that he was going to work to make money to take us out again. The hours we spent with my dad were the best times ever. We did so many things and it was one of the most unforgettable things ever. Even though he wasn't around like he was suppose to he would always talk to us. Tell us how we should be. Don't be like him and my mom . He wanted us to Grow up and be somebody. Have a good life . Go to school . And to make sure I listen to my grandmother"Everything he told us,we would listen . My father wasn't a bad father, even though he wasn't around he would tell us right from wrong .
I remembered when he took us fishing it was something really unexpected. Before we got to the place I pictured it with trees, the lake and a deck where we can sit and fish. But Instead of that when we got there, comes to find out we were at the back of the airport at a dirty river fishing for fun. We never really caught anything. But we did still enjoyed ourselves. Another time was when we went to his sister house. She had a party and he thought us how to climb on the walls in the hallway where we would put one foot up against one side of the wall as the other foot on the other side of the wall . And we would repeat the same steps until we touched the ceiling. We kept doing until we grew tired of playing. That night when we stop his sister started to scream out my fathers name and it scared the hell out of us because we thought something had happen to her. But instead she was screaming his name because there were foot prints all over the side of each wall from our dirty feet. She just kept yelling and yelling and yelling until my dad agreed to buy paint and repaint the walls. It was hilarious because as my father was painting he still would crack jokes and make everything more exciting. Although my father wasn't around as he was suppose to, he still acted like one. He would still come around take us out, and made sure we make the best of it.
My mother on the other hand. She wasn't around as much as she was suppose to nor how my dad was . Even though we lived in the same house. When we moved to our grandparents house I barely saw my mother . She would work, And after work she would go out and get a couple of drinks with her friends. On the weekend she would go out, come home late, and sometimes she would not come back home until the next day, or sometimes weeks. I remembered when she took us out over her friends house and we slept over there because she was too drunk to come back home. When we got back to our grandparents house my grandmother was screaming because she was worried sick about my brothers and I. I remembered he saying “why would you take the kids with you if you know you wasn’t gonna come back home. You are drinking and taking your kids with you something bad could of happen. My grandmother used to get mad everyday and every night, because my mom would always go out. She would scream at everyone because my mother would never come home . It was like ever since my parents split my mother was a different person. She drinks more, goes out everyday, she was never home. I never understood her feelings at the time or how she was reacting at that time. But not only hurting herself but she was hurting my grandmother.
My grandmother would be very stressed because at the time my family didn't have much . She went to work, she made sure my brothers and I was well taken cared of. But other than that living in a 3 bedroom house apartment with like 10 people living there was really difficult. My grandmother was a family person. It didn't really matter to her how many people was living with her. She just love the family being together. My grandmother loved her kids and her grand kids she did everything for us and was very over protective. It used to drive everyone crazy. Especially me. She never wanted me to go outside because she thinks something bad might happen to me. Even If she would go to work she would tell our neighbor and her friends to make sure I stay in the house. But I really didn't care because I always had my brothers to play with. I never blamed my grandmother for doing the things she did because she always wanted to make sure I'm on the right tract and don't end up like my mother and father. My grandmother practically raised my brother and I growing up, after my mom left and father. She taught me many things, showed me how should I handle and do things. How I should not end up like my mother leaving her kids.
As I got older I started to realize that I don't need my parents anymore. Even if they came around once in the blue moon. I would go to school, come home, eat , do my homework, help my brother with his homework and play with my baby brother. My grandmother always told me "As a big sister , my duties are to go to school, come home do my homework, eat, and make sure my little brothers are ok because I would be like another mother to them" and I was only 12 when my grandmother told me that. I know that it may sound weird but it was really true.
As years come I was about 15 years old my mom and dad started to come around more they started to show my brother in I more attention when we didn't need it anymore. It was really hard really hard for my brothers and I to reconnect with parents. I till this day don’t blame them for leaving us. They was young , married, having kids , going threw a break up.
Now as years comes my parents has gotten along, but they are still split. My father has his own house and mother has a new husband and a child. And she does not live with us anymore. My brothers and i are still living with my grandparents because we chose not to live with any of our parents. Everything is not that confusing anymore now that i am older and now that I am a young mother, who is married. about to graduate high school , and have a baby, I don't want to follow the same foot step my mother and father has done. I want to make sure even if I gone thru a break up I would not let my emotions, feelings, or anything affect my relationship with my child. Or even if it stresses me so bad, to the point where I'm about to lose my mind I will never leave my baby. Everything that I have gone thru with my parents barely around has taught me to be a better parent to my child. Looking at my child grow each day sometimes makes me question myself why would my parents want to leave my brothers and I . Do they love me , as much as I love my child. No because they actually left my brothers and i with my grandparents. Than decided to come back in our life when we are old enough to understand things and how we are able to take care of ourselves and live on our own. Everything does not matter to me. The only thing that those is my own little family that i have. I would always remember those words that my grandmother told me. To never be like my parents, to be strong, and believe that their are better.
- What did you set out to do?
- How does your work incorporate the art of storytelling?
- What do you hope your audience gains from your work?
- What did you gain from doing this work.
INT. BEDROOM-Early morning
Branden is waking up to the sound of his phone alarm. He turns off the alarm and stares at the ceiling for a few seconds. He sighs then rolls out of bed to his right. Branden is wearing basketball shorts and a tee shirt. He grabs his phone.
EXT. STREET- Early Morning
Branden is walking down the street with his headphones in his ears. He’s looking around Danny walks up holding two energy drinks.They stop and stare at each other for a second until Branden keeps walking. Danny pulls up beside him.
Yo nigga you know we have to finish that project today right?
Branden ignores him and keeps walking.
Then after that we should start thinking about
when we are going to film the rest of the movie because I have
to go to my aunts wedding on thursday. Who has a wedding on thursday?
Branden keeps ignoring him.
Nigga I know you never listen to music in the morning.
Couldn’t you catch the hint I didn’t want to talk?
Its only 8:13, meaning I have two minutes until
you can talk to me.
After seven years as best friends I thought
i would be used to you being an ass but no.
Its a group of kids standing in front of a classroom door. They are laughing and smiling while one guy is telling jokes.Branden walks over. He stares at a girl in the circle. She glances back then continues to listen to the guy talking. Branden goes over and pulls Danny out of the circle.
Yo,nigga we gotta work on that project.
Yea cool wanna work here?
Branden stares at the girl, then back to danny.
Right. So the classroom it is.
INT. Classroom- Evening
The two are eating on a couch while other students pass by. Their quiet. Danny occasionally types on his laptop.
What time does the wedding start?
I dont know maybe like eleven, twelvish.
She’s going you know.
Obviously, she’s your cousin.
Well you know what im saying.
It doesn’t have to be so awkward between you two.
Danny stares out of the window towards the girl.
Tell that to her boyfriend.
Yea I mean tommy is a nice guy.
Danny. (pause) Shut up.
EXT. Alley Way- Evening
Branden is walking down the Alley way by himself. He’s blasting music in his ears. He looks around. There are a group of guys standing at the end of the block. They all notice branden. He keeps his head down and walks slightly faster.They guys walk over to him.
Yo boul let me talk to you for a second.
Branden keeps walking pretending he doesnt hear them.
The group rushes towards Branden.Branden takes off. He cuts around the corner and jumps into a parking lot. He looks back back and sees three people chasing him. He cuts through some cars then heads behind a wall. He looks back. The three guys are searching for him.
Someone appears behind him. Putting branden in a headlock.
They beat him up and steal his bag.
Branden walks into his house, barefoot and goes up his steps.
Branden slides into his bed and stares at the ceiling.
Branden wakes up in the morning to “Started From the Bottom” blasting outside his windows. He puts the pillow over his ears but eventually gives up. He looks at the ceiling for a second before rolling out of bed. He grabs his phone.
He starts brushing his teeth while scrolling through phone. His phone starts ringing. Its Danny. He answers.
Aye! Glad to hear your not girling anymore. Anyway get dressed we’re chilling with some girls I met yesterday. Bring your A game nigga. No moppy shit.
Dude (pause) I got work to do. Plus-
Stop girling! I’ll be there in thirty. Be dressed.
Im going to tell my mom not to let you in.
Pssh. Yea right, your mom loves me. Had I known her a couple years early I might have been your step pop instead of Richard.
INT. LIVING ROOM
Branden walks down the steps entering his living room.His mom and Danny are laughing at a conversation there having.
Hey honey! I was just telling Danny about me and Richards trip to the Bahamas.
Yo you ready? We really need to get started on that assignment.
The two leave Branden’s house and walk down to the car parked outside.
So about these girls. Man-
Where are we going?
Uh. We gotta meet them at Tommy’s place.
What!? I hate his jokes dude.
Don’t focus on his jokes nigga focus on the girls. Besides he already picked the ugly friend, so all of the pretty girls are for the pickings.
What if he tells the story about the kangaroo.
Even he’s sick of that story dude.
They stop outside of a house as a dude walks up to the car.
Sup Branden haven’t seen you in a while. Thought you died.
You know, with all three of us in this car it reminds me of that time I was at the zoo and this Kangaroo...
INT. MOVIE theater
All three step into the Movie theater. They look around. Three girls are sitting on a Bench.
Look Branden, dont fuck this up.
A girl runs over to Tommy. He picks her up for a second which then leads them into a awkward make out session in front of everyone. Danny shudders then focuses back on the two girls in front of him.
Um...Yea so any way. Hey Tina, Katie this is my friend Branden.
They walk to the the Theatre in the group. Branden remains silent while most of the talking occurs. Danny obviously picks Tina and falls back Leaving Branden and Katie ahead of the group. Branden looks back and only sees Katie. She smiles.
So are you excited about the movie?
Well yeah, I guess..I dont know actually. WHat are we seeing?
Um When Donkeys attack 2.The one where they take over the white house.I heard its so realistic.
I find that hard to believe.
Anyone that thinks donkeys taking over the world is a jackass you know?
Uh. My Dad just saw it and he’s not a jackass.
They stare at each other awkwardly.
The group walks into the movie theatre. Katie sits on the outside next to Tina. Branden sits in the middle of Tommy and Danny while they sit with their dates.
The Group of guys walk to their car. Tommy and Danny are smiling while Branden is staring at the ground.
Well. That was fun.
I had alot of fun, what about you two?
It was great.
How about you Branden?
What I thought.
They dropped Tommy off so now they are just driving in silence. Danny phone rings.
Hey auntie. What! I guess.
I can be there in like five.
Danny hangs up the phone.
Hey we gotta take a trip down to my aunts.
Naw nigga take me home.
Its not gonna take long you Don’t
even have to get out of the car.
They pull over outside of a house. The girl from inside of the circle at school is on the porch. Of course she is. She’s Danny cousin. She’s with the dude from that day two. Of course she is. Thats her new boyfriend.
Dont burn down my aunts house
while I’m inside please. AYO steph
where is auntie?
Inside she’s spazzing though. Ryan could you help him?
Ryan stares at Branden in the car then turns inside the house with Danny. Steph and Branden stare at each other. Its a awkward silence. For at least a minute the two go from looking at their toes to each other then back to their toes.Steph walks over.
How have you been, we don’t really talk anymore?
Good.How about you?
Your boyfriend seems nice.
Dont be an asshole Branden.
anyway we should talk more.
It doesn’t have to be awkward between us.
You didnt even come to my moms wedding. And you know how much she loves you?
yea i been busy
Bull but anyway see you later.
Danny come back and gets into the car.
Glad to see you didnt kill each other.Danny drops branden back home. He gets into his bed and he goes to sleep. He wakes up to his phones alarm the next morning and stares at the ceiling.
Thinking about what story to base this last english benchmark on I was clueless wasting my time procrastinating. I waited, until I came across this video. I was doing my regular rounds of internet surfing. Through a long stretch on Facebook I discovered a video that spark this idea about time. A young man about the age of 23 from Harlem, New York was speaking on time. He told the viewers that they have 84,600 seconds a day to live. He then compared it to the fanatical aspect saying, if you had 84,600 dollars in your bank account every day that you’d spend it as much as you could each day and get the most out of those 84,600 dollars. He concluded that time works the same way, our 84,600 seconds we get each day should be used to get the most out of each day.
Rolling on this train of information my mind arose, as I was looking over twitter and I notice an image of a clock. Now the clock in this picture was getting stretched in two directions. One side was easy to figure out, common apps we use everyday like a phone call Facebook or Instagram. The other side of the photo let the viewer know that there was a person that the clock (representative of the time) belonged to. All of this fell into my theme of ways we waste time which is actually one of the most important and FREE qualities of our lives as humans.
Time is valued to some and overlooked by others.
We as human are taught directly out of the womb, what day and time we are born.
As humans, universally, we count how many years, months, days, and seconds we have spent on this earth
Time is very valuable because time isn’t refundable.
Time isn’t just paid at an hourly rate. Time is all around us, anywhere you venture there is time posted up walls wrist and cellphones.
The Relationship between time and humans will have analyzed into a story about how we concede, sponsor, and dissipate it our everyday lives
I will have story full of real people and their interviews on how they view their time on this earth.
I produced a series of art work that can be displayed across a wall. From the first picture until the last picture, a story is told about poverty. I was able to create three pictures that compliment each other to create the final product.The pictures are also in black and white volume. I choose to tell my story of poverty in America to show the urgency of the matter. I did this to show the effects on children who live in poverty and show the American struggle to make it.
Story: I would like to make a story based on poverty within America. I would like to show the effects on children who live in poverty and show the American struggle to make it.
- What did you set out to do?
- For this Benchmark I set out to make a music video to an inspirational song that included the inspirations of myself and others. I chose the song Walking On Sunshine, by Katrina and the Waves in Memory of the most inspirational woman in my life, Beth Hildebrand-Jordan. She passed away in August and this song has reminded me of her since.
- How does your work incorporate the art of storytelling?
- My product show the stories of how I gain inspiration to do the things I want in life. I also put at the end of the video a text to let people know that they can comment on my video and write what inspires them, so that I can learn their stories.
- What do you hope your audience gains from your work?
- I hope that my audience sees that some things can inspire them without even knowing that they are being inspired. You would be surprised at what you can find inspiration in, or what you can think about while you are doing little every day things.
- What did you gain from doing this work.
- I gained a lot of knowledge about myself and about my family and friends from doing this project. It was very difficult for me to pick what was going to go into this project because some of my family and close friends did not want me to record them doing certain things but they did allow me to put in pictures of what their inspirations represent, so hopefully they will watch this and become inspired to make their own videos.