When you buy one of our seals tones (link) we offer you the option to have our carving master uncle Liu (later link to blog) custom carve the seal stone for you as per your requirements and we can also translate your English name into a Chinese name.
In a Chinese or Japanese brush-painting or calligraphy artwork, the seal stone imprint of the creator of the artwork has two functions. For one it has the purpose to authenticate the painting and make clear who created it – but there is more to it. In traditional Chinese painting the positioning of the seal stone on the artwork is used as a key artistic element to balance and enrich the composition of the artwork. The positioning should be in harmony with the lines of the calligraphy or painting.
A traditional seal mostly uses the name of the artist carved in Chines characters in the traditional seal-script – also referred but our carving-master can also carve simple images, latin names or combinations of them or even your Western or Chinese zodiac character.
How does it work?
When you found a seal stone (link) you like you select the “Add Seal-Carving” option under the product options dropdown menu.
Add Image of the Dropdown here later
Then you just send us a message via our contact form (link) or email lulu.wang (a) asianbrushpainter.com and let us know what type of carving you would like to have.
Please note that there are limitations based on the surface area of the bottom of the seal stone and the hardness of the stone.
You can also see a short video showing Uncle Liu in the process of carving a seal stone for one of our customers:
For a Chinese font seal - select one of the three seal script types Kai Shu, Li Shu or Zhuan Shu and indicate if you want the imprint to be positive (in Chinese we call it Yang 阳 or Zhu Wen 朱文) or negative (which in Chinese we call Ying 阴 or Bai Wen 白文).
A positive seal shows the characters you want in red on the paper, a negative seal shows the characters or image you want in white.
If you want a Chinese name or an English name – or even both – please provide us both names and also indicate if it shall be positive or negative.
If you do not have a Chinese name yet, we can help you choose a suitable one.
If you would like to have a Zodiac seal, you can just let us know if you want a Chinese or Western Zodiac and the outcome would look like one of the seal imprints below.
But you can also email us an image of your zodiac and we try to carve it as closely to the image provided as possible:
Other Seal Imprint Options:
Since our carving master has many years’ experience in growing his skills, he can also adapt an image or artwork you have in mind to a seal imprint.
You might want the image of an animal, a mythological creature, a symbol of luck or hobby or anything dear to you.
Just send us the image you have in mind and we let you know if it is feasible or not.
Below you can see some ideas what we could do for you.