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In general the painter works with positive painting, which means adding a shape or color streaks one over the other. Conversely negative painting originally came from painting techniques developed in watercolor, in watercolor technique the negative painting is made using the white color of paper which part is not painted or made blank space, in other words preserve the white of the paper in order to paint the negative shape of the object.
Negative painting technique is an alternative way of painting the subject to form a negative space object resembling a painted white (white sculpted).
The positive and negative techniques can be combined to offer more choices and possibilities. Indeed, the positive and negative shapes can be used together to create depth and contour. This will improve the beauty look of the painting. The painting process is fun and simple: leave blank space in the central motif to form a negative image and paint all around it to darken the surroundings.
The negative painting in digital painting techniques are very easy to do, that is by first creating a black image or silhouette on top of a drawing or picture, and then change the color of the black silhouette into white, and do making perfection of the image by adjusting the color gradient.