Friday, March 09, 2012

The “How to Draw” Series, Part Eight: Negative Spaces



Today’s lesson will have to be short and sweet, because I’ve got a lot on my plate for the day!  I hope you don’t mind. This is an easy and fun lesson.

We will be drawing negative spaces.  What is negative space?  Well, it’s the space around the subject of your drawing. 

Here is an example of a drawing where I have filled in all the negative spaces in black:


Basically, it's a reverse silhouette…

You will find that seeing and identifying negative space will really help you out in drawing proportion and with relationships between objects. 

Grab a few objects, set up a mini still life, and draw some negative spaces!  Don't forget to have fun with it. :)

This post is part of the “How to Draw” Series, a free E-Course I offer on my blog with new lessons every Friday.  I create these totally free of charge in order to help get people making art and enjoying their creativity.  If you like these lessons, please leave a comment below or help me grow my audience by clicking the orange Stumble Upon icon below.   

Thanks so much for joining me!

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