From this assignment, I learnt several things. I learnt how to look at an object from unique points of view, as well as how to implement drawing techniques and shading techniques into drawings that have been a weakness for me. I also learnt that I have a distinctive style not just in drawing people but also in objects.
I did not see a large benefit in doing my negative space drawing in particular but that s probably because the item I chose does not lend itself to that style at the scale I did it at. However, after looking at the other drawings, it showed me the importance of the interaction between the positive and negative spaces and how both must be considered to successfully render an object.
I do feel, however, that my positive space drawing was successful as it conveyed the subtle message of men wearing heels that I wanted it to. It also worked as my style of shading is more subtle and less detailed.
If I had approached the assignment differently, the angle I was going to draw was far more aggressive and would have had a different message. I could have also rendered it in pen and ink but the softness of the pencil looked better on paper
I will consider an object more carefully next time and choose something that lends itself equally well to both positive and negative spaces.