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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Another Sketch

In the midst of all this remodeling mess (and to escape the mayhem) I’ve been reading art books and watching YouTube videos.
Isn’t it funny how you can hear or read something a million times and then suddenly one day it just ‘clicks’?
Negative space.
I KNOW about negative space. I understand about negative space. I struggle with negative space.
Then I watched a YouTube video and in it she said ‘Don’t draw the object, draw the spaces BETWEEN the object. Think of them as objects themselves.’ And she demonstrated.
I suddenly GOT IT!

Yeah, I know…..I’m slow……move on!

So, as I sat watching TV I found myself looking ‘through’ this lamp and it dawned on me, I’m looking through the negative spaces!!!!!!


It’s wonky and not quite symmetrical but it has character somehow. If I had tried to draw the lamp itself I don’t think I would have gotten any of the proportions right!!

Son1 says it’s sad and I should turn it on to make it happy, lol. 


  1. Great!!. I like it and I also think that has personality. Glad that you had it!!.

  2. Great explanation. The lamp hea...er...lamp shade? anyway, reminds me of the WWII tag, Kilroy was here.

  3. Fabulous! I love it when something clicks. Seems like it changes everything. Funny, because I was looking online just a couple days ago at projects that were stitched in the negative spaces and trying to wrap my head around them. Gotta try this.

  4. Aw poor Lampy! He does look sad. HE does have lots of character.

  5. Lampy ... perfect name! That's something I need to pay more attention to, negative space.


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