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Positive & Negative Space

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Kaycie Peck

on 27 January 2016

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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 pair of images with text inspired by Chinese chops, Japanese hankos, etc. that represent who you are by inverting the positive & negative space
-use of positive space
-use of negative space
-incorporation of both
text with image
-balance of LINES:
(thick, thin, chatter)

1. list images/symbols that would represent who you are.
2. consider and list what letters or text you would consider signing your name on your future artwork. initials, monogram, name, full name
3. sketch out 5-10 different combinations to create your own personal seal.
4. transfer & carve your seal!
5. print your seal on paper & practic matting your image.
If you play with that definition, your art becomes more interesting and dynamic.
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