Category Archives: Drawing
With school starting up I figured I’d post a picture of what I did last semester in my Silkscreen for Illustrators class at the School of Visual Arts. There was a bit of a struggle with one of the prints which turned into another print but in the end I figured out what I was doing wrong and decided to attempt that “problem” print another time. I’m pretty happy with what I ended up with by the end of the semester and I hope to do more which I’ll probably be doing at home (I’m in the process of setting up a silk screen studio). Maybe sometime soon I’ll have a show?
One of the best parts of creating prints is signing the prints but you know what’s even better? Having your artwork hanging in someone’s home.
I thought that for my first print I would do a variation of a drawing that I’ve done a few times since I went to Parsons School of Design. It was based on a postcard that I bought of Oscar Wilde. Anyway, this first print was going to be an easy one – a two-color print that could be done fairly quickly and get me back into the printing groove. Alas, after looking at the print for a few days, I think it needs a third color. I’ll probably add that color in 2 weeks. Until then, my next print will be based on this drawing I did a few years ago and it’s going to be a little more ambitious – I’m going to try and do all three colors in one day. The SVA Print Shop opens at 10 am and I plan to be there soon afterwards. I hope it works out.
I’m taking my first silkscreen class in seven years! It’s been too long. I almost forgot how much fun it was. Above is a photo of the vellum separations that I made based on a drawing that I did a while ago. I didn’t want to worry to much about precise registration so this version of the drawing is looser and the print will be done in two colors.
In future classes, I hope to create a lot of prints. I was thinking of printing a version of this drawing that I did of my friend’s father’s 1963 Brown University Math Department class picture, a visual interpretation of one of my friend Lorraine Doran’s poems from her new book, Phrasebook for the Pleiades (maybe on Plexiglass?), a tshirt, and a mini-comic.
I didn’t get a lot of time during the second class to finish my first print but I did complete the first color. Once I’m done with the print after the next class I’ll post the final result.