In the process of a big print this week… 7 screen layers… probably about 10 colours/varnishes… exciting stuff.
Printing the cyan layer first.. forgot to document magenta… so straight onto three colours – cyan, magenta and yellow.
It started to look pretty dark at this point… so i kept a few as they were and only printed a selection with the key.
All four base colours done. 4 layers on Somerset satin 300gsm paper. The outcome is intended to look a little bit like these i produced digitally earlier in the week…although obviously they will all be very different. It’s pretty difficult to screen print ethereal light filters but i can TRY… enjoy!x
As an underlying narrative i have been using greek and norse mythology to guide my work into some kind of coherant collection and alongside my prints i have been working on book forms… this week i created a tiny little book on the greek story of echo. Its all very abstract at the moment… but its all fun.
So. I havent updated in forever due the fact i had to write 6000 words philosophising the russian avant-garde. PHEW.
Thats all over now.
On to more exciting news. Old project back up and running. Bit of style change… Its all about the CMYK this year. Here are some of my practice prints. Little old caves again… ? YES.
New and final project… In the Caverns of Tomorrow is my current working title and probable overall moniker for a collection of work stemming from the “forever-exciting” world of florals, tropical florals to be precise and more to the point, the insides of these flowers, which is being left to my tiny brain to decide, currently Fenghuang County in China is in the running. The truth is. I have no idea where this is going to go. But for once that is actually exciting for me…
The interim of summer has given me time to reflect and i think i’ve finally found some focus. For a little taster of my current (unfinished) drawings on caverns in the slightly closer to home Derbyshire – which turned out to be quite the crusade to find – see below and excuse my toe…
Again, bit late. Same day.
The final outcome for my handprinted wallpaper last year. Last year i churned out a mix bag of all sorts… which kind of means i know exactly what i want to do this year. It also means my little head was fairly confused half the time.
Bit late. Some menswear prints sent to indigo last year… kinda forgot about them. kinda don’t like them. They’re based on maps and such… i don’t really do this much anymore…
So.. Of National Importance Records decided they wanted 100 two layer screen-prints for an E.P (designed by Dave Mullen Jnr, for Alvarez Kings) on some nice brown recycled card which you’d think you could buy anywhere. NON.
I eventually found it at eco-craft.co.uk. Of which i now highly recommend to all those seeking recycled stock of any kind. Its good stuff. Anyway.
I had to re-mix the inks since the cd printing company decided to print different colours to the artwork that was given to them. Which was fine, until, i realised the ink was just toooo thick. and i had to start mixing all over again… But it’s okay, cause once that was all over, i was having a whale of a time.
You can purchase this little hand printed CD (limited to 100) featuring the lovely Alvarez Kings from Sheffield for just two tiny pounds from:
A poster designed for a competition for British Wildlife Records who are based in Leeds.
If i liked typography it would admittedly look a whole lot better.
Nevermind. I had fun drawing disorderly foxgloves for a bit..
I do a little bit of screen-printing when I can.
Here’s a marker pen drawing of an A3 size Prague Poster I did for a mini-project.
And the somewhat dodgy 4 layer print to follow.
I masked off a few areas and re-used the yellow screen to overlay the orange… Cheat. 5 layer. Done.
Thats what i’ve learned today. Credit going to ‘Into the Wild’. And courtesy of google, the word “Hypnagogic”, meaning.. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the state of drowsiness preceding sleep. Brilliant. Will i ever use it? Probably never, no.
Anyway. Marks and Spencer decided they wanted some female greetings cards. Sooo i did some. Here are a couple. They were based on recent adventures in Copenhagen and Paris earlier in the year. Very plain. Very, Marks and Spencer.