Positive & Negative Space in Art

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Positive and negative space in art are both important to consider when designing a composition, as positive space refers to the subject matter, and negative space refers to the area around the subject. Play with positive and negative space with information from an experienced artist in this free video on art.

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Hi, I'm Koorosh Angali with Angali.com. I'm going to explain to you what do we mean by the terms positive and negative space in art. Usually it refers to the ares of the subject matter that you paint verses the area around the subject matter that you paint. And in composition and design we have to make sure that the positive area of the drawing and the painting later on are balanced out with the negative areas of the painting or drawing.

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