Thursday, July 16, 2015

Negative space (but not Reddit)

This week in drawing class was all about negative space, or at least starting there.

I made a few different drawings because I was trying to get the concept. The goal was to focus on the negative space (anything other than the containers) and shade that in, and only afterwards fill in details of the containers. The reason I did a few is that this is a hard concept for me. I get the idea (I think), but the execution is going to take some practice. Also, it makes erasing parts difficult if you don't get the proportions of the handle right, for example. But it is an interesting way to look at things, and I understand how it helps with composition. All I need is practice, practice, practice.

While I usually don't, I've also included a photo at the bottom of at least one of the perspectives I used (the one for the top), though I moved somewhat between drawings.

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