Negative Space Reflection

    A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negative space is the shapes and area where there is not an object. For example, if you lay your hand on a table, the negative space would be the space in between each finger and all the table around your hand. If your hand is the positive space, the table is the negative space. 

    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

1. I found negative space in my cut out drawing by finding the opposite of the positive space, and mirroring the background on one side to become the green on the other. 

2. In my still live drawing I found the negative space by changing the focus of my eyes and blurring out the positive space, to make it easier to focus on the space that was not the object. 

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

When an artist sees negative space, it gives them another perspective on the subject of their drawing. In addition to drawing the positive image, they draw the negative images, which increases accuracy and the complexity of the drawing and of the artists eye.

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

Seeing in negative space does enhance the drawing, because it adds another dimension to a piece of art. The viewer can look at the positive space, the negative space, and see all shapes and concepts instead of one concrete idea. Understanding how objects interact in a space is important to understand art and drawing and understanding the world at large.

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Negative Space

Negative space is the space behind the object. For example, if you put your hand on a whiteboard and you trace it, the negative space will be the space around the hand. I found my negative space for my cutout drawing by matching the background paper to the template and cutting out the template. 

   

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 For my regular still life drawings, I found the negative space by drawing the shape of the objects and then shading around it. I also tried to shade around the objects instead of drawing it before it. That tactic didn't work so well. 


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Negative space helps an artist draw something because if you are doing a print, you need to know the negative space to make the print have what on the paper. 

    I think that seeing negative space, if done right can be quite beautiful and it would help your understanding when you are drawing something complicated. 

Negative Space Drawing

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  A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)?

 Negative space is the space that is between and around an object. Usually negative space can be expressed in two colors. There are no details given in negative space when looking at the object or background, but only an outline.

    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

I found the negative space by paying attention to the color differences. The image that I cut out only had two colors. The background was black while the object (in this case a tree), was a light grey. You couldn't see the details of a tree except a simple outline. In the still life drawing, I created the outline based on the lack of detail the object in a negative space drawing requires. The object needed to be identified, but doesn't need the detail.

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

It can help the artist indentify the object they are focusing on and pay more attention to it.


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

They do in fact. Seeing negative space can bring out the main subject of a drawing, especially if they were originally just blending in.

Drawing Negative Space

Negative Space is drawing the outline of an object without drawing the detail in it.
I found negative space by first drawing the outline of each object I saw. For my negative space cut out project, I chose to do a tree. I cut out the half of the tree then I used the excess cut outs for the other side. 

Negative Space is important because it helps the artist know what he is drawing even without the detail. Even without the detail, he can still make the shape similar to the object. It helps see what the actual shape looks like, giving it creativity from another point of view.
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Rush Underestimates, Pays Price; Rocket Wins 7th Straight




Before the first pitch was thrown, Rush's Short Stop nonchalantly asked his teammates where they were going to celebrate after beating up SLA. Four inning innings later he was chirping at SLA's 3rd Base Coach claiming they weren't showing class by running hard on the base paths to build a 10-run lead. The innings in between his two comments were a textbook example of how psychological the game of Baseball can be, why Rush fell out of C division last year and how the Rockets continue to surge. 

After striking out the first two batters he faced, Rush's starter- Anthony Moore- walked Jeff Schwartz on four pitches, became visibly frustrated when he stole second, and seemed to lose his composure when called for a Balk. Schwartz was awarded third and easily scored on the next pitch when Kevin Courtney ripped one through that same Short Stop to make it 1-0. 

The psychological impact of a run scoring without a hit continued to unnerve Moore who was called for a total of three Balks in the game. The second put Mike Sanders in scoring position and Moore uncorked a wild pitch allowing him to reach 3rd. Although Sanders didn't score, the scene was foreshadowing for what would unfold in the third and fourth innings where the Rockets would score 11 times.

Moore threw hard, but the Rockets were patient the second time around the order. Ethan Reese fought off a bunch of pitches, eventually ripping a single up the middle and Abe Musselman was hit squarely in the back to reach 1st. With the runners moving, Jeff Schwartz notched his 31st and 32nd RBIs of the season on a rip into Center. Schwartz advanced to 2nd when Rush's defense tried to throw out Musselman at the plate. Kevin Courtney continued his hot hitting with an RBI (19) single to Center, making it 4-0. Mike Sanders came back in to pinch run, stole 2nd and 3rd and then scored on Nick Manton's groundout to the right side to make it 5-0. 

Rush got 1 run back off 3 consecutive singles, but Nick Manton, who remained perfect on the season in 4 appearances by striking out 7 and only issuing 1 Walk, got some great defense from Mike Sanders whose catch in Right stranded runners on 2nd and 3rd. The Rockets continued to prove they can play Small Ball as well as mash it up by scoring 7 more runs off just 1 extra-base hit in the 4th to put it out of reach. The win moved SLA just 1/2 game out of first place behind University City who was in action against Gratz. 

Kevin Courtney led The Rocket attack, reaching base in all 3 plate appearances, going 2-2 with a Double, 4RBIs and 2 Runs-scored (by Mike Sanders). SLA finished their 3-game road trip a perfect 3-0 and rides a 7-game win streak back home to Mt. Airy where they have outscored their opponents 82-9 in 5 games. Their next game is on May 6th vs. Bartram (7-2). 

Black Market Silicone Injects

​This video is all about the risks of Black Market (illegal) Silicone Injections. I find this topic to be highly important because as a female know that we are all mildly insecure about our bodys. I don't want these woman's insecurity to be the case of their downfall, or even their death.





SecondHand Smoke Awareness

I did this project for my english class. The assignment was to choose a topic that you are passionate about and create a speech with a presentation that explained how you felt and proving your point and reaching your goal by the end, my goal was awareness. I can possibly be a victim of second hand smoke only because I am around smokers a lot being that they are my family members mostly. I was not aware of the fact that me being around them while smoking can affect me in the long run. I hope you enjoy my video and you spread the word! (: 

Murder from the Skies

In english class we were told to make a short speech and later a movie about how about a topic we feel strongly about. I did electric factories and how they damage are ecosystem very strongly, I hope after watching this video you feel as strongly about the issue as I do. 

Education

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This is to inform everyone why schools are losing activities and budget cuts are for.

Negative Space

A. Say I told you to draw a circle on a piece of paper and asked you to color the negative space, you'd only color the space around the circle and not the circle itself. That space is the negative space. 

B. I found negative space by seeing everything around the object. It's a matter of where your focusing your eyes. I found the negative space in my cut out by removing all the positive.
In my still life drawings, I drew a contour of the objects and never any inside details, then colored everything outside of that contour.  

C. It helps an artist to see negative space because you'll then realize what is and isn't part of an object. Positive space isn't all a drawing has to offer, there's much more depth, and a big part of that depth is the negative. 

D. Seeing negative space helps enhance everything outside of an object. Personally I prefer to play with negative space over positive. It's taking a different outlook on what our eyes usually focus on first. 







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Negative Space Cut Out

Negative space is the area around an object. An easy way to think of it is the space that you can play around if an object was in the middle of a room. I found the negative space in the cut out drawing by doing the opposite shapes. If one shape was green on one side of the other it would be pink. In the still life I found the negative space by shading the empty space in with pencil so to appear empty. It helps an artist to see in negative space because when seeing the negative space it shows the contrast. It also helps the viewer of the painting see where things are and seeing if the space around it is full or empty. It gives effect to a painting. I think negative space in a drawing enhances the drawing because it enables the viewer to see contrast and it gives an extra dimension to the drawing. It also allows the viewer to see it in an abstract way. 

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Negative Space Reflection: Hersh

1. Negative space is the empty space around an object. It helps make the object look like it is actually there and makes it look more accurate if used correctly.
2. I found negative space in the cutout by placing the cutout pieces against the paper they were cut from like a mirror image, creating negative space and depth.
3. It is helpful for an artist to see in negative space because it gives them a better view and understanding of an object and portray it more accurately and realistically.
4. Seeing in negative space enhances drawings because it makes the drawings look better, more accurate, and gives them depth.
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