This group is positively all about negative space! This is the void that fills the canvas, the tune that is never played but always heard… If you love art focusing primarily on filling that emptiness, this is the group for you!
Negative space – or ma 間 to use the lovely Japanese word – is the space around and between the subject in a composition. To be considered ma, negative space must focus on the subject, not detract from it. Negative space helps define the positive area to ensure a pleasing harmony.
You can place your negative space anywhere, around the edges or in the centre for example, but it should always dominate your work. Think “small subject vs. large negative space” for your composition.
The group accepts portraits, flowers, macros, composites and digital art. Colour and monochrome works are welcome. Journals will no longer be accepted.
Negative space must for this group.
Joining and or being an active member of this group means we have your permission to use your art as an avatar for Challenges, our Permanent Winners Gallery Forum and on our Homepage.
Winner of Lost Spider – May 2013.
Patiently Hanging Around by AH64D
Winner of Lost in Green – May 2013.
A Necklace made just for Me and You by Melinda Potter
Winner of Lost on Water – Avatar Challenge – April 22, 2013.
by Monte Morton
Winner of Lost in the Sky – April 8, 2013.
*Winner of Avatar Challenge – Lost In Space – 75% Negative Space – March 25, 2013
New Hosts March 10, 2013