Friday, May 28, 2010

War Elephant (Trials and Error)

A silkcreen project that didn't quite work out as well as I had hoped... Studying the layers of body systems. I only drew one side and simply mirrored it. These are the original uncolored drawings done in Photoshop.

The Armor (supposed to be a "War Elephant" but looked like a Lion).

 The Body (underneath the Armor, inspired by Indian Wrestlers).

The Muscle (it'd be cool once this is colored with shades of red).

The Skeleton (probably not perfectly correct).

I was hoping to print them on tracing paper/ vellum or something clear so you can see through the systems. But it didn't print as well... the paper started to ripple with the paint.

This is how they are printed, ready to be folded into a booklet.

Once folded, you can see through the images on top of each other.

Once I figure out how to print this and not crumple the paper, I'll do more colors for each.

I think I'll need to print this on acetate through a printer and then staple the layers together instead if manually screen printing it. Folding the paper, also made the thing unnecessarily thick. Oh, well... trial and error.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hileva the Sphinx

This was my third silkscreening project. Utilizing a Sphinx with a pretty basic 3-4 color set-up (blue, yellow, magenta, and a light overtone).

 The digital illustration shows the intended colors.

As you can see, the colors didn't match perfectly with the digital guide like my previous attempts. But nonetheless it looks great.

 This has 3 colors overlaying each other with a very light overtone that is barely seen on top.

These were the various stages of the silkscreen process and the combination of the inks once overlayed with each other. 2 color combinations of blue, magenta, and yellow.

Blue and Magenta made Purple.

 Magenta and Yellow made a light Orange.

 Yellow and Blue made Green.

And these were some of the accidents that happened when I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing... Kinda cool-looking abstract prints.

 It's kinda cool where the colors overlapped creating new colors and darker tones.

The overtone on this was a bit more noticeable, but the screens never lined up.

I'll eventually sell the good ones in an Etsy shop or something along with the others.