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Here you'll learn about learning draw what's not there: coming to recognize "negative space". You'll also learn new terms increasing your artistic vocabulary and artistic understanding.
In part two of Lesson 6 you'll jump right into applying what you've just learned. Doing the exercises is fun and nails down the lesson.
A mini-history of our bias towards "things".
This is a link from Part I of Lesson 6. A word or two about the "concretization" of Western Culture, i.e. the switch from imagination and fantasy to an "empirical" world - the idea that nothing's there unless it can be touched and how it's reflected in what we talk about and what we perceive.
Portrait (clown portrait)
Graphic example of "negative space" in a clown photograph.
Additional homework samples for you to
You'll get this lesson's main ideas in this 60 frame animation summarizing Lesson 6.
One more lesson in negative space.
You've seen concepts like "format" and "negative space" introduced in Lesson 6. In lesson 7 you'll be introduced to a very helpful tool in your drawing repertoire: incorporating the viewfinder. It's a direct extension of lesson number 6, so try to do this lesson within a week after you did lesson 6.
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