Designation of Empty Space offers composition volume without weight, air without compression and the simultaneous event of presence and absence. In turn, an ease and antidote to constriction. Take a constricted drawing and erase a portion of the composition, either down to the skin of the paper or leaving traces of marks. See how it now allows for Air to arrive and depart? Improves overall circulation with respiration? If you desire a picture plane that “breathes” employ a spot of Empty Space. But where? The top or bottom? Right or left, center, close to the edge, corners, along the edges? Placement or emphasis of Empty Space depends upon where your drawing needs airflow. Where might that be and how large a space? Consider where air could circulate the whole of the composition. When beginning a composition, why not choose a spot for Empty Space?