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A Simple Exercise in Seeing Negative Space
Negative Space painting

A Simple Exercise in Seeing Negative Space

Image: ©2006 Marion Boddy-Evans. Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Focusing on negative space rather than the actual object or subject of a painting takes practice. You've got to train yourself to see around the object.

This Negative Space Art Worksheet provides an simple exercise to help you think negatively. Do it at least twice, once with the printed word visible, and once with it covered up. Do it without outlining the letters first; think shapes, not outlines.

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