Negative Shapes :: Espaces négatifs

For this drawing I tried finding the negatives shapes by defining them with hatching and cross-hatching lines. I retraced at the end some of the forms and this is when I realized that I should not have… and as many painters will point you, “You need to know when to stop”. Sometimes I don’t…

Pour ce dessin j’ai regardé les espaces négatifs en utilisant des lignes hachurées. À la fin, j’ai décidé de contourner des formes et j’ai réalisé en le faisant que je n’aurais pas dû. Beaucoup de peintres disent: «On doit savoir quand s’arrêter…» et des fois je ne le fais pas…

Sketchbook: Moleskine Sketchbook
Fountain Pen: Sailor Desk Fountain Pen EF
Ink: Carbon Ink
Drawn from a reference picture



About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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