Category Archives: Silkscreen
I added a third color to what originally was going to be a two-color print. I think that the third color makes a difference. The only thing that I wish I had done was make the yellow a little darker. Other than that I’m pretty pleased with the results of my first silkscreen print in about 7 years.
Below is a print that I did after seeing an ad on a website that reminded me of a 3D comic. I thought it might be kind of cool to emulate that look. Wonder if it really works? Does anyone have a pair of red and blue lensed 3D glasses sitting around?
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.