How shapes are arranged in a work of art creates a sense of space.
You can create depth by using the following space designs:
Dividing a page into thirds gives you an idea of how to create depth. Overlapping these spaces emphasizes the depth even more.
We try to minimize negative space when we draw, or at the very least, keep it interesting!
Rubin’s Vase This is the ultimate illusion of positive and negative space… what do you see when you look at this picture? Look again! Design your own, colour in two different contrasting colours to emphasize the positive and negative space. In order for this illusion to work, your images must be symmetrical, and the ‘vase’ space must be minimized.
Practice drawing 3d shapes, following along with your teacher. Label each one, and then try to create at least one new one!
Create depth using forms. After practicing drawing 3D shapes on a page in your design journal, start this activity on the next page. Use the principles of space: overlap, size, placement, to create a 3D picture that emphasizes depth.
Creative Value Scale: Create a pattern on your page using lines. Inside each shape produce a value scale. Try out different materials such as pencil crayons, pencil and pen. Each section should have the darkest and lightest values present. *** Spray your drawing with fixative (hair spray) before going on to the next activity. This will ensure your picture won’t transfer when you work on the other side of the page.
Go back and shade your practice 3D shapes. Once that is finished, shade your 3D shape depth activity.