We have learned about Michael Snow and his Walking Woman Series. Based upon the concept of using a stencil, you are going to explore the concept of positive and negative shapes.
You can use either a positive or negative stencil as your “traceable” starting point.
Draw or trace a shape and turn it into a stencil (put it on a hard piece of cardboard). Repeat the shape over and over AND overlap the shape. Create a rhythm or a pattern with your repeating shape. Consciously leave some negative space (an area where you put nothing) to create a visual interest or surprise.
HINT: After you have traced your shape and you are ready to colour, start by colouring your background space. As you proceed, plan out what areas you are going to leave as negative space.
Level Four Questions:
Have a chosen a shape that allows me to add detail with the repetition & overlap?
Do I have a clear sense of balance? Either symmetrical, asymmetrical OR radial? NOTE: asymmetrical is tricky! (good example is the leaf slide)
Do I have a well planned out negative shape?
Have I used warm and/or cool colour schemes to my advantage? Are my colour choices well planned?
Have I used my full page?
Is my medium applied clean, professional and intricate?
Does my artwork have movement? (Does my eye move around the whole page?)