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’?
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.