Negative Drawing

1st March – Open Drawing and Negative Space

We are continuing with figure drawing this week, but we will look at a couple of additional exercises.

Drawing the Negative Space

We have previously looked at drawing objects by focusing on the space around them. This can be applied to figure drawing as well.

Open Drawing

Previously we have focused mainly on drawing figures by creating line drawings. This produces ‘closed’ drawings whereby outlines are clearly defined. We will now try a more open drawing style, using blocks of tone and shading to create the form of the figure. We can apply a looser style, perhaps leaving lit areas of the body completely open rather than drawing edge lines.