Portfolio Prep Lesson Plans

Negative Space Project


This project focuses on:

  • rendering in correct proportion and perspective
  • integrating personal symbols into an image
  • drawing an image through its negative space
  • representing character and relationship of two people

Assignment: Design a composition using the silhouette of yourself with another person(s) significant in your life. Integrate symbols that are meaningful to you within the confines of the figures. Shade with value gradations around the shape to fill the negative space. Develop your negative space further with textural marks, using rubbings.

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