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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Drawing tips positive and negative spaces.

Drawing tips positive and negative spaces. understanding silhouettes in concept design and composition.

Your ability to draw will be greatly enhanced when you know how to identify and create silhouettes or positive and negative space, visually measure distances, and apply the resulting information to your drawings.

A silhouette is a view of some object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouette usually being black. Or a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object, as a cutout or configurational drawing, uniformly filled in with black, esp. a black-paper, miniature cutout of the outlines of a famous person's face.

It is very important in design, especially characters and creatures. Most of the time we want to make the character silhouettes being unique and distinctive.

Example: From just this silhouette alone, you can already tell that it is a female figure. It doesn't take much, just black and white some knowledge and accuracy....with a bit of imagination.


It's Negative space can also be useful in creating an overall composition of the illustration or color sketch.


Here is the original Manga Girl sketch:

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