Exercise Three – Part Three – Shadows as Positive Space Shapes
Review of Exercise Three:
We chose one object and drew variations of placement on the page, paying close attention to the compositions created by the positive and negative space shapes.
We chose a simple object such as a paperclip and exercised a different part of our brains to repeat the pattern of the object in a new location without moving the object. Once again, we focused on the positive and negative space shapes we created.
Choose another simple object that can stand up, lie down and has at least half an inch of height, width and depth so that it will cast a shadow shape significant enough to manipulate by placing the object in different positions. Draw at least half a dozen variations by moving your object and/or moving your light source. Observe how the variations of positive and negative space shapes effect the composition. Observe your emotional response to each of the shapes you have created. Which shapes do you prefer? Which shapes do you dislike? Which shapes create motion?
Sketchbook Drawing – Game Player and its Shadow – Drawn first with red ink using a dip pen, followed by watercolor, followed by white gel marker.