Problem Statement: learn to see and use the negative spaces of objects and life to create a collective installation of drawings to bring an awareness of the existence and possibilities of negative space to the the larger school community.
Negative space is the the space in and around the objects you see. Here are 3 reasons it's important for drawing:
1. Seeing negative space makes it easy to draw difficult views, especially foreshortened views. Negative space builds on the concept of edges in drawing as shared edges: if you draw the negative space around a foreshortened form, you will have inadvertently also drawn the form, and you will find that it is drawn correctly.
2. An emphasis on negative space strengthens and improves the unity of your composition.
3. Focusing on negative space causes the language mode of the brain to drop out, allowing access to the visual brain mode, which is best suited to the task of drawing .
In this thought-provoking article, you'll find some more reasons why negative space is important in life: medium.com/genius-week/seeking-genius-in-negative-space-4e7c755f641f
Seeing the genius in negative space takes practice and effort, but with time, anyone can do it. Here are nine things to get you started: