Nōtan (濃淡?) is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark as they are placed next to the other in art and imagery.
Line, shape & Edge - straight or curved? Scale - relative size
pattern & movement
positive & negative space
symmetry & asymmetry
narative & non-narative
is the outside shape flipped or is the orientation preserved?
what design elements can you use to control how the image 'feels'?
or is it non-narrative?
Does it have static balance or dynamic movement?
assignment using a square for each, make three different notan designs - each must have two of the following elements
figurative or non-figurative
symmetrical or asymmetrical
linear edges or curves
narrative or non-narrative
all must have both large, medium and small shapes
how is the outside piece orientated to the one inside - is it the same or flipped?