Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Negative Space RULES, Man!
I have started the underpainting with the sky and ground, what artists refer to as "negative space", and other people refer to as the background. Working with these areas first is really fun and helps refine the drawing even further. The tree shapes, especially, have become more defined. The colored ground is left visible in the "positive shapes" and in lines in the grassy area. The underlying color affects the tone of the underpainting, which is great, and there will not be any white areas anywhere to spook me =8-O.