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Your Home Assignment is to create a drawing of the bouquet (from the same photo reference you used in class), applying the Negative Shape Technique, on white or black paper (ambitions artists can do both!). The difference from your class project is that instead of keeping the bouquet as a blank silhouette, you will add the details to both the bouquet and the background.
Repeat the same steps as you did in class: start with drawing the “upside-down numeral 8” to “map” your composition (you don’t have to actually draw the figure “8”, but just imagine it to help yourself compose it). Draw the subject by not drawing the subject, but by looking at the spaces around it. Focus on the negative spaces around the flowers - and the silhouette of the bouquet will appear by itself. Color only the negative spaces, leaving the bouquet the color of your paper.
IF YOU ARE DRAWING ON WHITE PAPER:
IF YOU ARE DRAWING ON BLACK PAPER:
Take a snapshot of your finished (and signed!) drawing. You will find that it is easier to appreciate it through a photo!
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