Sunday, December 23, 2007

short cycle and transparency

These are the nine versions of this print, experimenting with some transparency and overlap, as well as seeing if I could give the impression of a cycle using only two images.

Friday, December 21, 2007

t shirts are fun to make

since I've been working with screen printing lately, I thought I'd make some tshirts for myself and some friends.

quick and dirty. one screen per image and lots of tape for masking and making racing stripes. There are more vesions than these two, but you get the idea.

this one is already available, in a slightly different version here as well as here

click here

Friday, December 14, 2007

Crashing Waves

Silkscreen test print to figure out the registration.
Image is about 8" on 21" on
14" x 22" paper (cropped in the photo)

new wave orange sky

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

screen check (black and white)

this is another animted GIF, this time to show the three screens that will (in on version) be layered on top of each other as well as be printed in sequence. ( I am tempted to make two more images to make a more complete cycle)

Click on the image to see the animation in a new window.

after making a few screens I need to check them by making a print with each one. All turned out well.

these first two are related. The top image will be the first layer. Whatever color I decide to use the value will be mid tone or a bit lighter. Adding some transparent medium will probably help the image be more luminant

this is the top layer, to be printed directly on top of the first layer. I'll have to make some experiments to see how opaqe and how dark to make this one.

The image below is from one sceen. The idea is to print this image as a base layer, flip the screen around, and print another layer with a different color on top. Like above, I'll have to play with different degrees of transparenty/opacity to discover the right combination.

after finding that Calvin and Hobbes screen, that my brother made in high school. I just could not resist re-making the one that I made too. I can have my old tshirt back ; )

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

6 new screens

got a bunch of lumber and some screen and have made 6 new screens so far. 3 experimenting with the drawing fluid as paint/water to make some more waves forms. 3 experimenting with a photo sensitive technique using simple line drawings as I get used to the method (which should allow me to make some very interesting experiments in the near future)

I'll post pictures when I make some test prints

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

silkscreen wave cycle process

click on the image. it will open in a new window as an animated GIF showing the layering process

Sunday, December 02, 2007