Training your eyes to see negative space will help you draw more accurately from both photo reference & life observation. Today’s Tips & Tricks shows you how:

Negative Space drawing by Stephanie Richard via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License

 

Many artists don’t feel they measure up until they can draw realistically from observation or from photo reference. As an art teacher I encourage students to learn all of the skills they can so that when they reach a point of creating original artwork, they know “the rules” well enough to break them.

Training your eyes to see both positive and negative space will help you draw more accurately from both photo reference and life observation. Today’s Tips & Tricks shows you how:

Watching a demonstration and practicing yourself are two separate things! So get practicing 🙂

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I’ve created bonus ARTsheets for you today. You can print them out or work from them digitally. Go through each photograph and color in where you observe negative space. There are answer sheets at the end of the packet. Sign up here to get access to today’s ARTsheets:

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Be Creatively Courageous: Pick an object like a bike or a plant and draw ONLY the negative space. Show us your work in the FB Group.

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