Creative Drawing: Negative Space

Never heard of negative space? Learning what negative space is and how to use it can really improve your drawing skills. This is the fourth art tutorial in my series on Creative Drawing and concentrates on the importance of negative space. Using an unusual teak chair, I demonstrate how to sketch the chair before scribbling in the negative space with a biro.

Once complete it’s amazing how your brain will still ‘see’ the chair yet there is no volume to it just the space around it which defines it. It is very important to recognise the value of negative space in your drawings. Giving value to negative space in your art work will enhance your drawings and paintings.

Want to extend the creativity of your drawing? Check out this art tutorial; Creative Drawing, Bottles.

This art tutorial is aimed at secondary school students, GCSE art students and those wishing to develop their drawing skills further.

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