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This week, we're looking for designs that make use of NEGATIVE SPACE! That's right: the focal point of the shirt should be the place where there is actually NOTHING AT ALL! Here are a A FEW EXAMPLES! Ending a sentence with all caps MAKES IT DRAMATIC!

  • Nah crem tays



thatrobert


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I'm positive this will be interesting.

sombrillo


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Really love these types of designs. Should be some good entries!

Zagazoo


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Does no crem tays mean no creme tees? Or am I unfamiliar with a cryptic t-shirt design lingo?

sonofafish


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thatrobert wrote:I'm positive this will be interesting.



i see what you did there!

grrlmarvel


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This is actually a good one for me. My style of comic inking is a lot like this.

For those who need some inspiration... Mike Mignola creator of Hellboy has some crazy great examples.

benjaminleebates


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I hope we see something cool and not just more of the same...

helgram


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"Nah crem tays"??! sweet woot, this made me laugh mid-coffee-sip. There's coffee everywhere now... thanks!

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grrlmarvel wrote:Mike Mignola creator of Hellboy has some crazy great examples.



Really good call, he's a master of negative space.

swimmernq


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Reworked an old one for this derby. Please let me know if it could use any edits.Deathly Night by swimmernq, on Flickr

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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benjaminleebates wrote:I hope we see something cool and not just more of the same...



What, you don't want to see any negative cats? Grumpycat will be disappointed.
(Trying not to think of cats for this design...)

marceepauff


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I've been working on this for my daughter. It's called "Hidden Gymnast"... Can you see her? Will people care? Should I just let this concept go?

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no1


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marceepauff wrote:I've been working on this for my daughter. It's called "Hidden Gymnast"... Can you see her? Will people care? Should I just let this concept go?



i see her, but i can't help but think the space on the left is poking uncomfortably at her, uh, lower abdominal area. because i am a dirty old man.

DecaffWriter


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Second ever design. Any thoughts?

no1


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DecaffWriter wrote:Second ever design. Any thoughts?



don't forget that the "comp" is supposed to show placement of the design on the shirt.

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marceepauff wrote:I've been working on this for my daughter. It's called "Hidden Gymnast"... Can you see her? Will people care? Should I just let this concept go?




I like it alot.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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marceepauff wrote:I've been working on this for my daughter. It's called "Hidden Gymnast"... Can you see her? Will people care? Should I just let this concept go?



Without the title or alterations, it's just a nice picture of animal silhouettes.
Can you give the gymnast an eye and the curve of a mouth? Some kind of details that make us look again.
If viewers don't have to stare at the wearer's chest too long to get it, it's clever and attractive!

DecaffWriter


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no1 wrote:don't forget that the "comp" is supposed to show placement of the design on the shirt.



Will do. I was planning on having as slightly left of center ('cus, y'know, heart).

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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DecaffWriter wrote:Second ever design. Any thoughts?



The drop from the thorn seems a bit stereotyped. How about if the drop has already fallen or splashed on a branch.
Maybe change some branches to gray. The picture is a little dark and limited in color. With gray branches in front of black ones, you have some depth. Not sure how that would work within the confines of negative space.

marceepauff


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I gave her a bit of a face. Does this help?

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thatquietgir1


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marceepauff wrote:I gave her a bit of a face. Does this help?



Personally I'd have no idea this was anything other than animal silhouettes had you not mentioned it in the title... and I'm still only barely seeing legs here and there so I think I'm missing it completely. Since I'm not really seeing the hidden image, the animals seem to be awkwardly placed.. is the head in the cougar's mouth?

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thatquietgir1 wrote:Personally I'd have no idea this was anything other than animal silhouettes had you not mentioned it in the title... and I'm still only barely seeing legs here and there so I think I'm missing it completely. Since I'm not really seeing the hidden image, the animals seem to be awkwardly placed.. is the head in the cougar's mouth?



i see a gymnast in this position:

marceepauff


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thatquietgir1 wrote:Personally I'd have no idea this was anything other than animal silhouettes had you not mentioned it in the title... and I'm still only barely seeing legs here and there so I think I'm missing it completely. Since I'm not really seeing the hidden image, the animals seem to be awkwardly placed.. is the head in the cougar's mouth?



Yea. She's doing a move similar to this:


I think I'm gonna haveta table this one. *sigh*

Thanks for the feedback, peeps.

ETA no1 found a better example. Thank you!

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thatquietgir1


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marceepauff wrote:Yea. She's doing a move similar to this:


I think I'm gonna haveta table this one. *sigh*

Thanks for the feedback, peeps.

ETA no1 found a better example. Thank you!



Ohh I see it! I think it's mostly the snake that seems off... it'd help if there was a bigger shape where the snake is to emphasize the negative space in the middle. The foot works well in the antlers but the the antelope body doesn't have much contribution to the hidden image and gets a little confusing. Maybe if you switch the snake and the antelope...

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Feedback would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS






Forgot the titles (if it matters haha). In order: Dark Spaces, Heart Swirls, Impressionist Heart, and To the Heart of it.

blammoed


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Trying to figure out if I'm done with this one or not. Thoughts/suggestions appreciated.
Working title: "Outside draws you In"

leslieh01


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[quote postid="5823214" user="leslieh01"]Feedback would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS




Maybe whiter swirls.

leslieh01


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Forgot one: My Heart

leslieh01


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Whatcha think of "Tree Space"?

FoxSonic


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leslieh01 wrote:Whatcha think of "Tree Space"?



That's pretty. Nice idea!

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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Ummm... having trouble getting the image in here. I posted the image to imgur. I've pasted in the "message board" link and other links from imgur several times.
I even put in the URL with "rem" to show the code, but that didn't show the code.



This just leads to a "404" page.

http://arabesqueartsbydarcy.imgur.com/all/

"Leafy Buddha" is a paper cutting, and this is the start of digitizing it in Photoshop for the derby.
I'm not sure I have the skills do make this look the way I want.
Is this enough negative space?

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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leslieh01 wrote:Feedback would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS





Forgot the titles (if it matters haha). In order: Dark Spaces, Heart Swirls, Impressionist Heart, and To the Heart of it.



You could vary the width of the lines in the swirls.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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thatquietgir1 wrote:Ohh I see it! I think it's mostly the snake that seems off... it'd help if there was a bigger shape where the snake is to emphasize the negative space in the middle. The foot works well in the antlers but the the antelope body doesn't have much contribution to the hidden image and gets a little confusing. Maybe if you switch the snake and the antelope...



Shoot, I didn't realize that was s snake, I didn't see her face. I still think this could be improved until it works.
More contrast, too.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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leslieh01 wrote:Whatcha think of "Tree Space"?



Love it!
Have you thought of reversing it to a light color on a dark T-shirt? Right now, it looks like there are a few leaves at the bottom that are negative space.

ArabesqueArtsByDarcy


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blammoed wrote:Trying to figure out if I'm done with this one or not. Thoughts/suggestions appreciated.
Working title: "Outside draws you In"



Nice and good use of negative space!
I would like to see the leafy clusters (?) overlap the edges of the.. um...teardrop outline.

Steveh01


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ArabesqueArtsByDarcy wrote:Love it!
Have you thought of reversing it to a light color on a dark T-shirt? Right now, it looks like there are a few leaves at the bottom that are negative space.



I could reverse it. Yep leaves at bottom. Is that okay? So white tree on black shirt then? But then what abt the space stuff? Negative in that too?

Steveh01


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FoxSonic wrote:That's pretty. Nice idea!



Thanks! Leave leaves at bottom?

Steveh01


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ArabesqueArtsByDarcy wrote:You could vary the width of the lines in the swirls.



Ok. Thx!

Bazagg


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Oh, the entries are gonna be so good for this one

DecaffWriter


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ArabesqueArtsByDarcy wrote:The drop from the thorn seems a bit stereotyped. How about if the drop has already fallen or splashed on a branch.
Maybe change some branches to gray. The picture is a little dark and limited in color. With gray branches in front of black ones, you have some depth. Not sure how that would work within the confines of negative space.



Tweaked it a bit; you were right about the drop. I see what you mean about the branch depth, but I think I need to keep that the way it is for the design prompt.



So, better? Worse?