Seeing & Drawing Negative Space

Pass in the following:
  1. thumbnails (initial 4 sketches),
  2. experimentation of pattern/texture,
  3. final drawing

Technical Skills

Exceeds the Standard
  • Four thumbnail sketches are complete and demonstrate a variety of compositions (one good drawing from each plant) from which to choose.
  • There is strong evidence of thoughtful experimentation for pattern is included.
  • Craftsmanship and presentation of the drawing as a whole, is high quality.
  • Attention to detail of shapes is fabulous.
  • Final drawing is very tidy, with no wrinkles or bent edges.
Meets the Standard
  • Thumbnail sketches are complete and varied.
  • Solid evidence of experimentation is included.
  • Craftsmanship and presentation of the drawing as a whole, is good quality.
  • There is good attention to detail of shapes.
  • Image is tidy, with little or no bent edges/wrinkles.
Partially Meets the Standard
  • Thumbnail sketches are incomplete, repetitive, and/or not well developed.
  • Some evidence of experimenting with pattern is included.
  • Craftsmanship of the drawing needs more attention; parts look hurried and/or rushed.
  • There is little attention to detail of shapes.
  • Image is somewhat messy, with some wrinkles and/or bent edges.
Does Not Meet the Standard
  • This drawing is not complete and/or does not meet the criteria of the assignment and/or is incomplete.

Creative Problem-Solving

Exceeds the Standard
  • Positive and negative space work exceptionally well together to create a dynamic composition; negative and positive space are equally interesting.
  • Pattern used for negative space is especially unique, original, and applied consistently.
Meets the Standard
  • Positive and negative space work well together to create a strong composition; positive and negative space work well together.
  • Pattern used for negative space is original and applied with care.
Partially Meets the Standard
  • Negative space is not as exciting as the positive space; therefore the composition is somewhat static.
  • Pattern used for negative space is not very original, unique, and/or not applied consistently.
Does not Meet the Standard
  • This drawing is not complete and/or does not meet the criteria of the assignment and/or is incomplete.