Positive / Negative Flower

Positive+Negative-664x1024This is a simple exercise that uses positive and negative shapes and lines.

1. Students start with a 6″ x 9″ sheet of white drawing paper, and a 4.5″ x 4.5″ sheet of black paper.

2. They place a 3.5″ x 3.5″ cardboard template on the black paper, centered on the top edge, and trace.  The inside black square is cut and flipped up, and the two black pieces are glued to the white paper as shown.

3. Students may use a fat chisel tip marker to draw a vase in the lower white space. Flowers may be drawn on the black square with a white pencil crayon. This is one of those projects that just needs a simple, simple drawing. Less is more, and all that…