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Negative Space

1.) What's negative space?
* I think that negative space is open space of a drawing that is to be shade in.

2.) Explain how you found negative space in 1.Your cut out? 2. In your stool drawing?
*I found out the negative space in the drawing by figuring it out and by to take a look at it and see the parts what is to be shade in or what is to be cut.

3) Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
* It can help a artist to figure out and see the object of a drawing as in a outline and it also helps to see better.

4.) Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

* We’ll first I do see drawing clear but they are hard to try to figure it out first. Your eyes have to get use to the drawing and get use to it, to get a clear picture.
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Goal #3: Get to know a stranger/ask random question

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with Angel Cares. He's 22 years old and he lives in Chile. I chose to speak with him because he seemed nice and I liked his name.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
    I learned that he is studying psychology in college and that he's been in college for 4 years now. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
    It helped me move towards my achievements because I didn't expect for him & I to talk about college. He asked me a lot of questions, which I thought was cool because I wasn't doing all the work. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
    I think I did pretty well with asking questions that wasn't so boring. That's what random is all about.
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? 
    I need to improve on my long sentences. Making sure that it sounds right.
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Henninger Conversation, Post 1

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with a man named Sergio and he was a native spanish speaker. This man invited me to private chat and I asked him if I could ask him questions for a class of mine. He was very polite and accepted. 


  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
    I learned he was from spain. I asked about what kind of music was popular and what was on the radio. He told me what kind of music he listened to. He said he liked jazz and classical music.  


  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
    It helped me understand that is spain, they listen to the same types of music we do, only the artists are speaking spanish.


  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
    I found very good answers to what types of music are popular in spain. I think it was good because he helped me understand that they don't only listen to flamenco or chahca or any other stereotypical spanish music. 


  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)rc
    I wish I had asked more questions about the culture and not specifically to Sergio. 



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Negative Space

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A.  Negative space is all the parts of a picture that aren't the frames of each thing in the picture. So its the spaces around the objects in the pictures. For example. The sketch above is of a turned over chair 2 stools and a wet floor sign. You can really see the 2 stools because the negative space around them outline the stools. But for objects like the Wet Floor sign you can only see parts of it because only the top part is in a negative space or has negative space.

B: In my cut out I found the negative space in everything I didn't cut out. So the construction paper that never got cut, was on the left side positive space and on the left side negative. In the sketch above, the negative space was pretty much everything sketched and scribbled around the objects. But the white spaces, the object outlines, were the positive spaces.

C. Seeing negative space as an artist really helps the artist draw a more accurate and precise drawing of the object they are drawing because they not only take in mind what the object in and what are the details on the object but also the details around the object. 

D. Yes. As I said in part C it really helps because, let's say, you are drawing a cup. You think of a regular glass cup as a cylinder. But if you take into account the things around the cup it might actually seem like a basic cylinder to you. It will then become a more detailed "cylinder" or in this case, a more detailed cup or a more ACCURATE AND PRECISE cup. 

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Negative Space

What is negative space? Lets say you were viewing a building, and you were drawing the building. What would you usually do? You would draw the space that the building occupy’s. The space that you normally leave blank would be the negative space, the space that has nothing in it. That space is the negative space.

 

In the cut out drawing I did. I took the one half of the bird print out, and I would trace each part on the green piece of paper, and I would equally balance the green cut outs on each side of the black background. It is hard for me to explain it so if you take a look at the drawing, try to see what it is that I did because I cannot put it into words.

 

I found the negative space in the stool drawings by examining the objects and determining which space would I normally draw, and what space I would normally leave blank. Then I would draw in the space I would normally leave blank, and leave blank the space I would normally fill in.

 

For an artist, if you see negative space, you see more of the picture than is you were just looking at the positive space. It can help you make a much better drawing than previously before.

 

Seeing negative space can enhance drawings if you know how to use it properly. It can make objects stand out if you want them to. It is a very useful tool.

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Negative Space Reflection

A: Negative space is the area around shapes that is not being used

B: i knew the negative space in the cut out was the background shapes that were darker color. I knew the negative parts in the stool drawling were the parts inside each shape and angle. 

C: It helps an artist by giving them a better way to shape their image so someones eyes can adjust to it and see the image more clearly.

D: Yes, it does help, it enhances the image so the naked eye can focus on the actual part being looked at better.
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Negative Space

A. Negative space is the parts of a picture/drawing/painting etc. that is not filled with an object or person. If it were compared to a freezer, it would be the air, and the non-negative space would be the food.

B. In my cut out, I found the negative space by cutting out the objects, and then pasting them on one side, while a pasted the left over parts on the other side. For my drawing I simply drew the air, or the things that weren't there.

C. It helps artists to see in negative space because it helps with depth, and the outline of the drawing. It helps the artist create a clearer picture of their subject. 

D. Seeing in negative spaces drawings because it adds definition, depth, and clarity to the piece


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1. Negative space is the opposite of positive space. It's the spaces in between objects, not the object itself.

2. I found the negative space by drawing the object, but coloring in everything but the object. For the cutout, I just cut out on side of one piece of paper and used everything i cut and pasted it on each side like I was supposed to.

3. It helps because it can give them a better view of the art and it can give them ideas to make better paintings. It gives them a better view of the object or objects they're painting.

4. Not really because seeing the negative space is like seeing the positive space. It doesn't enhance a drawing any better.

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Proyecto de Conversación - Post #2

This week I spoke with Maria about the amount of criminal activity in her home country, Venezuela. For this post I follow the same question path I followed in my first post with regards to trying to be direct with out being offensive. Maria explained to me that there is a lot of drug activity that the government trys to stop however, the president is not very efficient so, he fails most of the time.

I chose to speak to Maria because I am close with her so, she'd know I was not trying to offend her and she comes from a country that is less expressed in the Latino population of Philadelphia.
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-Negative Space Reflection

  1. ​Negative space is the part of a drawing that is not the object being drawn or the things behind it. If there is no object in that part of the picture then you get negative space.
  2. I cut out the picture and then used reflection. The parts that were left were negative space.
  3. If an artist can see negative space then he/she can better understand the shape of the subject.
  4. Yes. It defines edges and shapes.
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Proyecto de Conversación 2

What does communication look like in Colombia? Conversation with Karlo, from Bogota, Colombia.

My partner taught me that life for a teen in Colombia is much like life in America. When conversing, they text more that they talk on the phone: similar to Americans. I learned that my partner is a very nice person, as he invited me to stay at his house if I ever go to Bogota (although this will not happen). I learned that I enjoy talking to others, as our conversation lasted for half of an hour. As we spoke more and more, I became increasingly interested in his cultural traditions. I was surprised that he was so friendly. If someone tried to chat with me about a school project, I doubt that I would be as cooperative as he was. I am proud that I learned something from the chat. I had a fear that it would be useless because no one would actually accept my chat request. My follow up questions would be about their religious culture. I am curious to learn what they do for holidays. Next time, I plan to talk with more than one person at a time. This way, I can choose which conversation I like the best.
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Msanders blog 2

Who did you speak with and why?
I spoke to a girl name Keyko Meza from Peru. She invited me to a chat.
What did you learn about the person? What did you learn from the person?
I learned that again shes from Peru. She is 17 just like me although she is 4 months older then me. I also some new words I never saw before. Also peru is divided into 3 parts that learn different things.

How did the interaction help you with your personal goals?
I wanted to learn some new cultures in different countries. I learned that there are 3 sections of Peru Coasta, Syrial and Seria. Each section has different music and activities they do.

What did you do well to achieve your personal goals? What do you need to improve on to achieve your personal goals?
I achieved my goal. I learned something new. Although sometimes it was hard to understand. I want to understand with out using word reference of=r the Internet at all. O-yeah also Peru seems to love using facebook and youtube.
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Goal #2: Have a normal conversation

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    -I spoke with Diana because she's a very close friend of mine & I just wanted to test out my spanish skills.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
    -I learned that she loves Italian food! 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
    -It helped me a lot because I was able to act normal and not try so hard.
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
    -I tried to conjugate at the right moment.
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? 
    -I think I need to improve on my vocabulary. 
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Negative Space Reflection

A. Negative space is the parts of the picture where there is no object. It's like the empty spaces in pictures that make up the back round.

B. For both mini projects I just looked at all the places where there were no objects. Like with the cut out I looked at the back round for the negative space. For the stool drawing I just looked at where none of the chairs and signs were.

C. If an artist can see the negative space then they can make a picture look mirrored, reflective, upside down, etc. They can understand the picture better.

D. If you can see negative space you can understand the drawing better and be able to see hidden pictures as well if there are any.

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Conversation #2

Who did you speak with and why?
I spoke with a 25 year old man named Carlos Gonzales. I spoke with him because he invited me to chat on Sharedtalk.

What did you learn about the person? What did you learn from the person?
I learned that he is from Santiago, Chile. From him, I learned that there is also a lot of crime and violence in Santiago, though tourists usually find it peaceful.

How did the interaction help you with your personal goals?
I want to learn about the daily life in other countries, mainly because when I picture other countries, I think of them as being way different from the US, but this is not the case. So, in talking with Carlos, I proved, even more, that other countries are very like the US and there is just as much violence, though we may think not. 

What did you do well to achieve your personal goals? What do you need to improve on to achieve your personal goals?
I did well with finding a person who had a lot of information. I chatted with a few other people, but Carlos had provided me with the most information about his country and the life there. I think I could've done better by finding more than one source; maybe getting more than one perspective.

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Second conversation.

Second Week:

Partners Name: Robert/ Mauro

City y Country: Peru/Buenos Aires

(The people on Livemocha would only talk to me a tiny bit.) 

 

 


Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner.

I spoke with a man on Livemocha, he messaged me because he was learning English and I am learning Spanish. Both men messaged me to talk so I just went with it.

 

What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

I learned Mauro lives in Buenos Aires, and Robert wants to learn to speak English.

 

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?

The more I speak in Spanish the more comfortable I become, Mauro knew no English so speaking to him forced me to only speak in Spanish. This was helpful but difficult and I found myself looking at word reference a lot

 

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

I spoke only in Spanish and tried to keep a basic conversation. This needs to change, these conversations are awkward at best and using Livemocha is harder then expected. I want to figure out how to hold just a basic conversation before I try and learn anything about their culture.

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Week#2 All about Kleber and I's convo

This week, I only got in contact with my one helped Kleber.

He/she hasn't gotten back to me after responding to their questions but it was going having to answer the questions asked. But I tried to not use wordreference to help form my sentences. I think I would be good to just stick with communicating with Kleber, and send messages with me in Spanish and him/her in English so that way we both can learn. I only asked Kleber to ask me questions since I wasn't sure what to say, plus I didn't want to put too much of my business out there to someone I didn't know. Sadly Kleber didn't give me questions that required me to respond using different tenses meaning I would have to constantly conjugate my verbs. But we could work on that more this upcoming week.
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Deportes en Mexico

What does sports look like in Mexico?

¿Qué déportes important en Mexico?

¿Haces deportes?  

¿Qué deportes en muy grande en Mexico? 

¿Haces ves fútbol? 

¿Deportes es mucho importante en Mexico o arte es muy importante? 

¿Deportes en las escuela?

What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I am looking forward to learning about the sports in Spain. I know Soccer is big but I am curious to see what else is big. 

What are you nervous about?
I am kind of nervous to talk to someone that I don't know over the internet.

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke to some boy in Mexico. I choses him because he was the only one out of like 6 people that actually wrote me back.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
    He plays tennis. 

  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
    I didn't know they played tennis in Mexico. He didn't really answer my questions. He was confused. Was my spanish not good enough? 

  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
    I learned a little bit about some sport stuff. It also wasn't to bad talking to someone I didn't know that lived in a different country. 

  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)
    I said "¿Qué deportes en muy grande en Mexico?" I meant es not en so I fixed it by doing the * and maybe thats why he was confused and signed off? 
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Close 2 You

Don’t know what I did
what I did to deserve it
must have been good
cuz you are this perfect
And I’d do it again
knowing that it’s worth it
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