try drawing negative spaces,
the areas around, or the gaps inside of a subject.
Sometimes these shapes can become more
interesting than the subject itself,
often more clearly defining
the compositional aesthetic,
even changing places
becoming the positive!
It's the same with photography,
as with drawing,
negative space is very important.
I stumbled upon something
that fascinated me recently, silhouettes.
I wasn't sure why I was so allured by them?
I'd always considered them to be empty voids -
forms without internal reference points,
I suppose lifeless in a way,
they were compelling, why?
In reality silhouettes are positive forms,
surrounded by negative light
which reveals and aids recognition to shape.
Our instinctive recognition to
these positive shapes can be very powerful,
even triggering the emotions!