I have found making acrylic sketches in my sketchbook to be so freeing – having no focus on outcome makes experimenting a lot easier
This week I have been working on a challenge given by Debbie Mackinnon
Debbie: “There can be no positives without the negative and so this week is all about finding, exploring and creating exciting negative spaces in your work. Those ‘spaces in between’ are critical to making exciting drawings. It forces us to look harder at the spaces or the ‘nothingness’ and see more, not drawing what we think we know…DRAW NOTHING!”
See instagram @drawwithdebbie for more
Exploring negative spaces is a fantastic exercise when working with still life. It’s easy to forget that the final result, the finished painting, is totally reliant on how you let positive and negative space play together and oppose one another. Negative space is in other words just as important as the object you choose to depict.
Negative space was Debbie’s challenge for week 3, I might stop up here for a while … still so much more to test out –