Assignment: Drawing Nothing (to draw something)
Medium: Graphite, Willow/Vine/Compressed Charcoals, Erasers, Drawing Paper
Description: On an 18″ x 24″ piece of drawing paper using pencil and/or charcoal draw
someone or something sitting on a chair. First, draw only the negative space surrounding your subject (20 mins). Include as many small negative spaces as you can see. Next, spend 20 mins. drawing the contours (modified contour technique) of the positive spaces of your subject. (1 hr)
Aim: Develop your ability to perceive and engage the negative space around your
subject as a means of accurately observing positive space in composition.
Course: Drawing I (100 Level – Foundation Studio)