Creativity Prompt: Negative Space

This is a prompt to develop your seeing skills. Draw the spaces and shapes around the object. When you are finished, you will see the object that you didn’t draw.

Supply list:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Ladder or another item that has see-through spaces

Tips: Focus on the shapes you see.

Techniques: Draw lightly to get a feel for the relationship of the shapes before you make a strong line.

Next Step: If you want to take this project to the next step, try drawing the space around a house plant. There are many sizes and shapes to see around the plant. It’s a great challenge to master.

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