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    ELEMENTS OF SPACE IN ART COMPOSITION : Use Positive and Negative Space to Create Interest in Drawings

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    An Introduction to Negative Drawing with Mike Sibley

    An introduction to Negative Drawing with Mike Sibley

    Negative space is employed as a brain-fooling method of seeing shapes with clarity. Negative Drawing is a conscious method of working that isolates and protects areas of your paper. These areas can be entire elements that are often completed later; smaller areas where the intention is to leave them as virgin highlights or white shapes against a darker background; or minute areas that, for example, form white hairs between their cast shadows.

    Art Lessons on the Elements of Space

    Art Lessons on the Elements of Space

    In art, the element of space includes positive and negative space as well as two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. Effective use of illusion gives two-dimensional works a three-dimensional appearance. Sometimes these illusions work so well they confuse our perceptions. M.C. Escher's work provides brilliant examples of the use of space as a tool to fool and confuse the eye. (See Resource 1.) Following are some principles art teachers can convey to help students understand the elements of space.

    Does Negative Space Have a Shape? | "Learn to Draw" Lesson

    Does Negative Space Have a Shape? | "Learn to Draw" Lesson

    Let's take a look at our optical illusion vase again. This time we will be look at what is not there - the "negative space."

    Form, Shape and Space

    Form, Shape and Space

    Form and shape are areas or masses which define objects in space. Form and shape imply space; indeed they cannot exist without space. There are various ways to categorize form and shape. Form and shape can be thought of as either two dimensional or three dimensional. Two dimensional form has width and height. It can also create the illusion of three dimension objects. Three dimensional shape has depth as well as width and height.

    Negative Space Can Have a Positive Effect

    Negative Space Can Have a Positive Effect

    Many elements work together to create a pleasing photograph. One such elements is negative space. Negative space is all the space inside the picture that is not the subject. The edges of any picture form a frame for that picture. Within that frame, the subject is considered the positive area; the rest is called negative space.

    Negative Space : What You Leave Out is Just As Important as What You Leave In

    Negative Space : What you leave Out is Just As Important as What You Leave In

    Whether it’s a logo, a magazine page, or a website, sometimes the things you don’t design are more powerful than the things you do. This is often achieved by the use of negative space. In this article, we’ll teach you what negative space is, how it works, and what benefits it can add to your own designs along with some examples to help you along the way.

    Negative Space in a Painting

    Negative Space in a Painting

    Negative space isn't the place your mind retreats to when a painting isn't going well. Negative space is the space between objects or parts of an object, or around it. Studying this can have a surprisingly positive effect on a painting.

    Negative Space Drawing : How to Use Negative Space

    Negative Space Drawing : How to Use Negative Space

    Negative Space Drawing - What is Negative Space?

    Positive and Negative Space

    Positive and Negative Space

    In many basic drawing classes, students learn that there are three basic elements of a composition: the frame, the positive and the negative space. The positive space is easiest to understand. Generally, it is the space occupied by your subject. Conversely, negative space is the space that is not your subject.

    Using Negative Space : Drawing Becomes Easy When You Master It

    Using Negative Space : Drawing Becomes Easy When You Master It

    In this lesson, you are coming to the next pivotal element of drawing: negative space drawing. In my first 4 drawing tutorials you have already learned how to see and draw edges. Adding the knowledge of negative space, you will learn to draw even better.

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