You might have heard the terms negative and positive space in art books or in art classes but what does it mean? This is a key topic when you are learning to draw and paint and it is important to understand more about negative and positive space. Having a working understanding of what negative and positive space is and how to use it to your advantage will make drawing easier and enhance your work.
For some students arranging a good composition comes naturally, they just seem to know what looks right. Some however find composition a bit of a mystery and struggle to capture an arresting arrangement and therefore piece of art. I offer a few tips to help you find the perfect composition.
Take The Time
Many of us don’t spend much time thinking about how we look at a subject, if it is in front of us we draw or paint it. Often we forget that we have choices around the viewpoint (near, far, above or below), angles, and the arrangement of the objects themselves.