Boys and Girls Ultimate: State Championships
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I, in no way, consider myself an elitist, but I have goals
and I refuse to let anyone try to guilt me for being an “over achiever”. Why do
we live in a society that discourages hard work? What can we do as a society to
ensure that we continue to progress? These are the questions that have plagued
me throughout high school. My transition to high school has definitely been a
culture shock for me. In many ways I consider this the toughest academic challenge
that I have had to endure, and I am committed fixing this issue, helping people
realize their true potential. I once received a strong piece of advice from a
teacher that I strive to live by: “Everyday, just make sure that you strive to
be the best version of yourself and everything else will fall into place.” By
living by these words, I believe I am fostering the type of environment that I
wish to live and play and learn in, and I sincerely believe that dedication
will benefit others.
A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Think about a normal drawing of an object. Lets use a chair. You would draw a chair, then when you are done you would have the outline of the chair (and maybe some shading too.). Look at the space outside of the object. This is what we call a negative space. In a negative space drawing, you shade all the negative space to make the chair appear. You do not draw the chair first, however.
B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
In my cutout, I used the templates given to us by Mrs. Hull. The templets were of a shaded part. I had to pieces of construction paper. One was black and one was pink. The pink would be the only paper I would cut. The black paper would stay in one piece the whole time. I cut the correct areas out then traced the cut outs in the onto the pink paper in a way that made the picture half negative, half positive.
In my stool drawing I found the negative space by looking at different shapes in the stools. I pictured the outline in my head then shaded the areas around it. The part of the paper that was not shaded made the shape of the stool.
C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
It helps an artist to see negative space because then you get to see both sides of the picture. Positive is one side. The side you see normally. Negative is the other side. The side you see less. With negative space you see it more.
D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not
It really depends on how you want the drawing to look. Negative space is good for when you want a darker background. It also makes the drawings more accurate because they will have more points of view.