This week in the classroom we talked about negative spaces. Â Negative space the area not occupied by your subject. Â You try to only see the shape made by where your subject isn’t. Â Dede (@inkiwell) aptly described it as drawing the air around you subject. Â This is not to be confused with a silhouette. A silhouette is the outer perimeter of your subject drawn as a shape. Â If you cut the silhouette out, you will be left with the negative space. Â This is a handy tool to help understand better some part of your subject that might be confusing to the eye. Â For instance, if you are having difficulty with the perspective of the rails of a bar stool, focusing on the negative space will trick your eye into seeing what’s going on.
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