Exercise Three – Part Two – Inventing Shapes
Choose a simple object such as a paperclip. Draw a cell, a square or a rectangle. Draw the object inside of the cell. Look at the negative space shape around the object in the drawing. Without moving the object, imagine the object in another position and draw it again in that position within the same cell. Be aware of how the negative space shape has changed. Repeat the exercise several times with either the same object or a different object.
Sketchbook Drawing: Drawn first in red ink using a dip pen, followed by a wash of green ink using a round brush (pushing the puddle in the same way I push puddles of watercolor). Notice that I drew the angled paperclip first and imagined how the paperclip would look if it were behind the angled one.