My Watercolor Blog

May 4, 2013

Drawing negative space

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 4:10 pm

A couple tree sketches one where I was drawing negative space and one not.

tree sketch using negative space tree sketch not using negative space

This sketch was fun because I could not really see the page or the room or the palette since it was dark outside (I was on the porch). It was fun to see the surprise result afterwards in the light. Doing it was nice because I never painted in the dark before and because I didn’t feel attached to the outcome.

watercolor sketch in the dark

1 Comment »

  1. Betsy, you have captured my imagination. I don’t understand negative space, and have never heard of drawing or painting in the dark, though all these are far better than I could do in broad daylight! Surely, the smaller painting in blue was not done in the dark. And I still want my flamingo!

    Comment by susan cureton — May 4, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

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