I haven't posted in a bit. The weather has been shitty and is only getting worse. I was going to use these winter months to focus my creative process a bit and have a bunch of new stuff for spring. Though my friends in France say that winter is the best time to go out because no one is out in the streets. So we'll see. I have new ideas and my images will change rapidly from what I have been doing. So If you have passed by my spot and want more updates, sorry, they will probably be spars for a few months while get my act together.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Freshly purchased roll of 54" paper.
I divide the paper up and cut it down to size using a t-square and exacto blade
repeat until I have 50 sheets
This was my first time using photo emulsion to make my screen. So I hand painted onto acetate my image to be burnt into the screen.
Image burnt into my nice new aluminum screen (no more cheap speedball crap screen). I chose this method instead of the stencil like the skull prints because I wanted to try a new technique and I wanted a semi permanent screen for printing. I spread the emulsion with a squeegee, hence the sloppiness, kinda wish I had bought a scoop coater, but in the end it all worked fine.
Plain paper in.
Dodo comes out
Repeat 50 times. Probably should invest in a drying rack but for now I just tape them to the wall to dry
Finally take my blade and kiss cut each one to shape and they are ready for pasting.
Posted by ALLAL1 at 9:59 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Working with ideas for new design and layout. Trying to let this evolve naturally. Develop my own language with the chosen imagery. This is all just hand painted with acrylics.
starting to see where i can simplify the dodo's stencil.
Trying to use simple raw DYI method to achieve the out come and not get too complicated with it just yet
This is pretty much how I pictured the outcome but still feel that the top needs something. Overall pretty pleased, may try making some screen prints like this.
Posted by ALLAL1 at 5:01 AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This was actually my first attempt at posters from about a 5 month ago before the Dodo's took my attention away. I started out the most basic of ways to do a screen print, using a stencil. I had never screen printed before but wanted a way to mass produce posters that wasn't Kinko's.
Original skull screen print kit:
one crappy 12" x 16" speedball screen,
2 hand cut stencils for a 2 part screen print.
Some skulls with only one step of the screen printing done.
(Will probably leave these this way, something interesting about them)
final skulls in white (about 75 made) and silver (about 25 made) cut out by hand with and utility knife.
These were my first attempt at screen printing. Unlike the Dodo's, the end result with the skulls was very raw and messy. I like the way the materials caused uncontrolled outcomes.
Posted by ALLAL1 at 4:50 AM