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Sunday, April 28, 2024

Positive Negative Space Plant Drawing

This was a wonderful drawing lesson my second practicum student taught to a mixed class of Grade 7-9 students last month. It was well received among students and yielded a high success rate!
I believe she found the inspo for the project HERE (via Pinterest). 

After her demonstration and explanation of positive and negative space, students looked up an image of a houseplant (some chose flowers) online.
They drew a contour line drawing (no shading) of this on 8 x 11" cardstock. 

Once drawn, they drew a dividing line across the entire image anywhere they wanted- they used a ruler for this step, but some students chose a wavy line. 
They decided which one was their negative space side and outlined that in Sharpie, then coloured the rest in pure black. No lines or details or shading was done on the positive part of that side. 
Just completely black and white.

Once the negative space side was complete, they used painters tape to tape down the negative space side a bit so it wouldn't get any charcoal pencil on it. then they shaded in the positive space side using charcoal pencils. 

I love the variety of these and how beautifully they turned out!


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