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Positive & Negative Space

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Kaycie Peck

on 25 January 2017

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Transcript of Positive & Negative Space

what is & negative space?
Generally, the is the space occupied by your subject.

Conversely, is the space that is not your subject. The is defined by the edges of the
and the frame or border.

What it important also to note is that the also defines the subject.
negative space
negative space
positive space
positive space
negative space
Chinese Seal/Chop
Seals or Chops are impressions that are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any item requiring acknowledgment or authorship. China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea currently use a mixture of seals and hand signatures.
chop carvings
chinese chops
with Chinese Chops
seals in other cultures
Japanese Hanko
Western Hemisphere
seals (wax & not)
to create a thank you card (or other card) that balances both
positive & negative space in TEXT and IMAGE
-use of positive space
-use of negative space
-incorporation of both
text with image
-balance of LINES:
(thick, thin, chatter)

1. Sketch out fonts/phrases that you enjoy in BUBBLED letters
2. Incorporate an image sketched in that space as well.
3. Trace twice, on either side of a linoleum block
4. Carve out the inverted areas
5. Print!
If you play with that definition, your art becomes more interesting and dynamic.
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