|The Curves II|
|Notice the Arrow??|
So what is NEGATIVE SPACE? Its all the space that isn't included in the subject of a piece. So basically - think - background. The thing that I love about negative space is that it can be as interesting as the actual foreground (think subject of the piece).
|Notice the Continent??|
Usually in the graphic world negative space is void of color and lets the subject matter dictate the shape, But, in Nina's World, I like to add so much interest to the background that it leaves the viewer saying, "Oh I think the background is my favorite part".
In the Curves II and Watercolor Gateway, the negative space actually creates the lightest part of the quilt and therefore makes it the focal point. In Clapboards and Lilies the negative space adds depth. Anddddddddddd in my latest creation, Lesson 3 (in the on-going Katie Pasquini-Masopust online design class) , the negative space adds movement and interest. For that matter in Lesson 1 and 2 - both negative spaces added interest and depth
For me its easier to come up with a great background, than to give a bigger "WOW" factor to the subject matter. With the background being such a supportive partner to the subject, it makes the piece that much stronger.
So next time, you design a new piece, why don't you give a little positive attention to the neglected negative space!
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