What To Do

  • Using a sheet of standard printer paper (8.5 x 11), or anything similar, create two rectangles as demonstrated in the video.
  • Use one rectangle for positive shape study and the other for negative shape study.
  • You don't need to capture every single angle and nuance. But you do want to capture the overall characteristics of the subject.
  • Have a look at the main shape and see if you want to enhance, or change, any areas to create a more interesting shape.
  • Envision the background as one solid color and don't get caught up in the details.
  • Only focus on main subject, and every thing else is negative space.
Demonstration Example

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