Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Positive and Negative
Rules of Visual Composition. Positive space refers to the main focus of a picture, while negative space refers to the background. When used creatively and intelligently, positive and negative space together can tell a story using visual composition alone. The term negative space is something of a misnomer.
Negative space is, quite simply, the space that surrounds an object in a image. Just as important as that object itself, negative space helps to define the boundaries of positive space and brings balance to a composition
Positive shapes occupy positive space. The area around positive shapes, the background, is negative space. A solid piece of sculpture occupies space, and makes the space around it come to life. In fact, sculptors think of the entire composition, the interplay between solid and space, when they create a work of art.
See this is the best description I could find online to explain this topic. It can be quite confusing to some, so I like to start introducing it early as to gain more understanding.
Below I have listed several links to show more explanation of this subject:
Blog lessons that address this unit (It can be a hard lesson to explain)
See the Youtubes below...hope they are helpful.