Monday, September 7, 2009
Embrace Negative Space
Welcome back to school. I am really excited to have met my new and returning students last week. Everyone seems very cool indeed. We are going have a very creative and productive year, especially now that I have moved into the spacious and temperature controlled art room 210. I love my new room!!
If you know me, then you'll remember that I always emphasize manipulating negative space in all of my classes. (Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally used to artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image.)
A favorite art blog of mine called Drawn recently featured an artist/illustrator named Noma Barr who created the images above. She was able to brilliantly use negative space for design purposes. What do you think?