The practice of seeing and drawing negative space shifts our perspective into wholeness, strengthening our individual style.
• Oil pastels • Bristol paper
• Choose an item in your space or outside. • Look at it normally for a minute. • Then, shift your focus to the space around it for another minute. • Next, draw the surrounding space as if it were solid, filling it in and leaving the positive space white.
• Was it easy or hard to see the negative space? • This is also educational on a smaller scale. Try a negative space drawing in your sketchbook with a pencil.