Friday, July 27, 2007

moon - IF

moon - IF - july 27, 2007

in drawing 1 class this summer, one of the first concepts we studied was negative space. this is a drawing that i did from a picture i had taken of the night sky and moon through the tree limbs. we were only to shade where the negative space was and to show depth by using darker and/or heavier lines.

drawing by studying negative space really made a difference in drawing. i would've never tried to draw this picture otherwise because all of "the stuff" was overwhelming to try and draw. by drawing what "was not" -- that made it much simpler.

this was done using 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B, and 9B pencils on Canson heavy white drawing paper and sprayed w/ matte sealant to prevent smearing.


Blogger Satia said...


This is lovely. A wonderful use of negative space. It lends the image a seeming Asian appearance. The use of tone is very well done.

Fri Jul 27, 12:07:00 PM CDT  
Blogger katydiddy said...

Really wonderful & unique!

Fri Jul 27, 12:28:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Bonny said...

Really neat kind of drawing, Jill. It really shows negative space quite well.

I can just imagine what this would look like done with coloured pencils in appropriate colours. You could try makng a copy of your original with the copier and adding some colour to the copy, if you wanted to. That way you keep your original art pristine. I have a feeling it would be awesome! My opinion, only.

I love the drawing! (Can you tell?)

Fri Jul 27, 01:48:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Raymond said...

Very interesting. All my friends make we wish I had real talent as an artist.

Ah well, Playing at art is fun, too.

Fri Jul 27, 05:48:00 PM CDT  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Very elegant! This exercise brings back memories.

Fri Jul 27, 11:35:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Tami said...

This is a great way to do this challenge. I really like the drawing too, I'm just starting to play with negative space in art myself.

Sat Jul 28, 09:31:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Nelly said...

You really captured the "mood" here. Good for you for keeping up your artwork while burdened with studies! I've seriously neglected my blog...because I've seriously neglected my artwork. Very busy freelancing.

Sat Jul 28, 11:28:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Nicolette said...

This is great, Jill! I love the effect...

Sat Jul 28, 11:29:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Dorene said...

Beautiful! I love the moon. And your drawing is just awesome! I've been checking your blog regularly for a long time now, and didn't realize you were a JournalWriting member! How cool is that? I'm a fan!

JW owner

Sat Jul 28, 05:05:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the work. mr. wonderful

Sun Jul 29, 08:42:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Warren Bunch said...

hmmm... I'm not sure I like this! I am sure that yours is great, I just don't know if I like the idea of drawing what isn't instead of what is! Love ya, Mom! Summer

Sun Jul 29, 01:15:00 PM CDT  
Blogger juj said...

This is a great exercise in negative space - it makes a really lovely pattern, and I like the way the moon is framed by the leaves creating a strong focal point. Nice job.

Sun Jul 29, 10:12:00 PM CDT  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

i love this!

Tue Jul 31, 11:24:00 AM CDT  
Blogger MILLY said...

Just added the mushroom to the challenge files, didn't know about them. Just a new member finding my way . So thanks for your comment and advice. Now I will enjoy looking at your drawings. Eileen

Fri Aug 10, 05:36:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Africantapestry said...

You did great on this study, Jill. I did many of these studies years back en I also enjoyed really forced me to concentrate. Your has a lovely abstract feel to it.

Wed Aug 22, 09:15:00 PM CDT  

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