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Negative Space

  A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative space is simply coloring but instead of inside the drawing it is out side This gives a strange blank effect, where you have to make out the picture bast on the outline.

    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

In my orange and brown cut out I had to make a make half a picture in to the whole thing so I traced the picture and cut it out. I then separated every other piece, After placing them on the paper I have to arrange the sides to be mirrors of each other. The still life images were mainly backwards coloring books as explained above, coloring outside the lines. 

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
Negative space help artists understand which parts stand out and which do not.

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

If you are doing molds then it helps distinguish the differences perspective, but in a different style it would be useless.
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Fairy Tales and Sugar Plums

​Everything in this world isnt a fairy tale. Nothing ends how the story book tells you it should. Everyone might look perfect on the outside and have skelentons in their closet. 
The Sugar Plum Fairy By Jennifer Landham And Gabrielle Nigro
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Digital Story: Mumzy

If there is anyone in my life that has a tale to paint a picture of, it is my mother. She is end all, be all to my quotidian life. It would be a lie to say my connection to her is based on love. It is more along the lines of admiration, like nothing could ever scratch the surface of her flawlessness.

She is, without a doubt, on a whole other level,
but this is one of the times when I realized she just as human as the rest of us.

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Negative Space

   A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negative spaces is the space in a piece of art that is not occupied by an object. It is usually one of the darker spaces in the drawing and artists usually fill the space with dark scribbles or ignore it.  

   B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

Negative space was the space in my cut-out that wasn’t occupied by the pink silhouette of the bird. It was relatively simple to find because it was the contrast of two very different colors, pink and green. In my still life drawing, it was also easy to see because the negative space was where the object wasn’t. It was pretty much a black and white contrast.

   C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps an artist to see negative space so you can define the shape of an object without drawing all the tiny details on the object. Negative space helps define the main focal points on a piece of art.

   D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

I think negative space enhances drawing because it makes the contrast of the object and the empty space more dramatic. This means that you can more clearly show the object without having to define all the tiny details.

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My Podcast

​I have got to say that I have had a lot of fun with finding just the right music and trying to work with my intonation, though I might not have achieved the "perfection" there.
The instrumental is called "A hint of jazz" by Roy Todd (here is his youtube channel if you are interested in more) and the monologue is written by Kellie Powell called Like Dreaming... Backwards. Both are beautiful pieces in my opinion!
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Negative Space

  A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
The negative space is the area around the object.

    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

At first it was very hard for me to find the negative space. To find it in the cut out I had to first find the actual shape that I was making, than find all the space around it. It was much easier to find the negative space in the drawing, but I had to look at the object, than I looked at what I saw around the object, and I could draw it.

    C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

I think it helps an artist to see in negative space because than there is contrast that they can see.

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

I think it does enhance the drawing because there is so much contrast.
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Negative Space Drawing

  A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negitive space is drawing the background, of an object not the actual object.

    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

I found negative space in my cut out when I pasted my turqouise pieces down on bright paper I could really see the negative space. I found negative space in my still life drawing, by shading in between the white space around my object.

   C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps an artisit to see negative space because the object becomes clearer

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

It does enhance drawings because the object becomes more prominant. More frount and center.

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Trosario- Storytelling Project

This is my project, it is not based on a true story but more of the stories I have heard and encountered. 

I chose to make a video with images I drew since I didn't like the idea of reading my work out loud. Having the words on the video gives the reader the chance to image what the characters sound like. Also I left the story open to the point that they are left with a main question that they get to think about their answer. 

I think that the way I showcased my story was interesting and different since I created all of the images myself. 
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Negative space Drawing

Negative Space Reflection/Blog:

1. Photograph your negative space cut outs

2. Photograph your negative space drawings

3. Upload them to your blog

4. Answer the following questions in full sentences.

  1. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negative space is the space around the artwork that is filled in. The image that is shown is negative. Meaning blank. 

  1. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing? 

I found negative space in my cut out, by cutting one piece of construction paper while using the template as a guid to create the tree. Once I had the half of the cut out I had to look at which spaces would best accommodate the full picture. In my still life drawing I had to really look at the space around the objects in order to leave the drawing of the object inside of it. 

  1. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

Because you are not looking at only the image itself that you are drawing but it helps you look at everything around.

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

Yes. It makes things more vivid because you see the curves and things that negative space makes you look for when you are coloring. 

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Donesha Lee

Journals English

Journal #1:


That Cassio loves her, I do well believe ’t.

That she loves him, ’tis apt and of great credit.

The Moor, howbeit that I endure him not,

Is of a constant, loving, noble nature,

And I dare think he’ll prove to Desdemona

A most dear husband. Now, I do love her too,

Not out of absolute lust—though peradventure

I stand accountant for as great a sin—

But partly led to diet my revenge,

For that I do suspect the lusty Moor

Hath leaped into my seat. The thought whereof

Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards,

And nothing can or shall content my soul

Till I am evened with him, wife for wife.

Or, failing so, yet that I put the Moor

At least into a jealousy so strong

That judgment cannot cure. Which thing to do,

If this poor trash of Venice, whom I trace

For his quick hunting, stand the putting on,

I’ll have our Michael Cassio on the hip,

Abuse him to the Moor in the right garb

(For I fear Cassio with my night-cape too)

Make the Moor thank me, love me, and reward me

For making him egregiously an ass

And practicing upon his peace and quiet

Even to madness. 'Tis here, but yet confused.

Knavery’s plain face is never seen till used.



Well, within this paragraph is mostly addressing the audience, as well, as himself. He gives the audience the preview of his plan to began. Where he discusses that he will"have wife for wife". He feels as though the Moor stole his wife. He says he loves Desdemona only for her ability to help carry out his plan. she is like his favorite game piece.He wants revenge on Othello so much that he says it's eating him up inside. He says that he will not be happy until his plan is carried out. He also discusses his plan using Roderigo and Cassio. Although, he is mostly using Cassio. He said he doesn't have all the details but, he has a good plan overall. His plan will be happening blindsiding the people he is using, but putting his plan in motion directly in front of him.Also, at the beginning of the paragraph he discusses and admits that Cassio is actually a great guy, however he still needs him becuase he is in the “loop”.Meaning he is close to Othello. So, saying that we find that Iago has intentions to pursue his plans using Iago.

 Journal #2:

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Lodivico walks in just in time to find the pimp slap of his cousin Desdemona, by her husband General Othello.He sees the tension of the room increase. The tension sees to rise due to Desdemona as well, as himself talking about Cassio in front of Othello.He doesn't know why Othello would be so upset to know they need to go back to Venice. He ask questions about the whereabouts Cassio to have Desdemona answering them, rather than Othello. Soon Othello goes on a little temper tantrum and ends with Othello hitting Desdemona. He ask othello of why he has hurt Desdemona, but is pretty much answered with an exit of Desdemona.Othello answer him by telling him he will follow threw with the orders of the letter.Then he exits. Leaving,Lodivico to wonder why the self-controlled guy he once knew to become filled with rage.Knowing of Othello being upset he begins to question. Seeing the story threw Lodivico’s perspective it is as though your on the outside looking in, and when that happens it becomes easier to see who is doing what.

Journal #3:

Emilia was always a brave hearted women. Her mother named her Emilia Rose to represent the strong woman she wanted from her daughter. She was born into a family that was not very wealthy. Due, to the way things were, her parents put her into an arranged marriage. Knowing of this she decided she would go along with it , But she had to meet him first.She was not presented with a prince charming, but a man she had to grow to care for.She wasn't in love with him, but she respected him. Since he was close to the army. Iago helped her get a job being a maid for Desdemona.Although, she had a money,place to stay, and a husband. She never had what she really wanted, which was a child she could call her own, for her husband was always to busy with "duties".So every time it rained she would picture all the souls of the children she could never have.

Journal #4:

  • What specific actions, movements, and tone of voice are you bringing to your character during your performance?

-I bring caring and the movement of touching my cross at the exact movement she refers to the “heavens”.However, when my husband enters I get a little feisty.

  • What PROP and/or COSTUME item is your character going to have? (It is your job to brainstorm one item that you are responsible for. Some props are clear, like a handkerchief or a wine glass. Others will take a little more creativity!) 


-cross tights 

-cross necklace if I can find it

- What is going to make your group's presentation stand out? What have you worked on and agreed on as a group for your scene?

-I memorized my lines, so that should help.We all get use the handkerchief.

Journal #5:

“My wayward husband hath a hundred times woo’d me to steal it, what he will do with it, Heaven knows,not I.I nothing, but to please his fantasy.”

“Do you not chide,I have a thing for you.What will you give me for the same handkerchief?”


These quotes was important due, to Emilia showing two different sides toward her husband. In the first one she is alone and talking to herself.She says that Iago begged her to steal it, although she doesn't know why. Also, that he only wants to “cater” to him.She goes from caring about Desdemona to wanting to please her husband.Then when he comes in her whole mood changes, she sees the person she married, and a whole different perspective than what she wants.I delivered both lines to show her change in character.My group performance  was good and went as expected. We all had props, I’m proud of memorizing my lines. It is hard to memorize Shakespeare!I wouldn’t have changed anything.I now know more about the play, and I found out a different  ending than what I thought.

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Story Through Sketches

Initially I wanted to create a film with minimal character dialogue – similar to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Seeing as how my quarter three benchmark was an analytical essay focusing on Kubrick's works, I decided I wanted to do something different and step outside of my creative comfort zone. Recently I've developed an appreciation for George Condo's paintings (You can check out some of his work here, here, and here). Through his works I have come to appreciate paintings and illustrations as mediums to tell stories. What I wanted to with this project was tell a story simply through illustration.

I knew facades would be a focus of my story, but I was unsure of what story to tell. I decided that instead of creating a story to illustrate, I would create my story by illustrating. 

I began my story by creating a few rough sketches. First I drew a man who had an eye encompassed in a rectangle. Then a blank bottle. Finally I drew a man of utter absurdity. In these sketches I saw three themes: facades, dependence, and psychopathy. I decided that these themes would be the timeline of my story – beginning with facades, and ending with psychopathy. From there I took my rough sketches and began to give them character.

The man with the eye encompassed in a rectangle became a man of two faces in a tuxedo; the blank bottle became a bottle of bourbon. I didn't realize it at first, but I was taking pieces from Stephen King's The Shining – a film Kubrick directed, and giving it my own twist. 

I really enjoyed this project as it allowed me to push my creative comfort zones. If I were to do this project in the future, I would do a few things a bit differently. I would choose to tell a story through more sketches and color. I feel that I limited my story's potential by sticking to only three sketches – though I believe that if I had created more the quality may have suffered. In the future I would also chose to create my story before illustrating.

My sketches can be found here. My story sketches are Final_Image_1, Final_Image_2, and Final_Image_3, while my rough drafts are labeled "Rough_Draft_x" Enjoy!

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