This was my final for screenprinting class. We had to make a print on a non-paper surface, so I chose to literally separate my layers physically. I printed on magnifying plastic and separate them with dowel, so that as you move around it, the image warps and separates and the front layers distort the ones behind it.
HIGH RES VIEW
Working on a little something. (Only it’s actually pretty big.)
Ahhhh recreational drawing. <3
Another litho experiment. Estisol transfers and transparent ink.
Final lithograph for class. It’s a 2 layer combination of an estisol transfer, lithographic crayon and drawing fluid.
This class is finally over, and I’m A) relieved because it was exhausting and B) kind of sad because i feel like I would like this medium a lot more if I weren’t so rushed by duedates and limited studio hours.
But THANK GOODNESS I CAN REST NOW.
Another experiement I did on the side from a screenprint project I’m working on. When I get the thing built I will be sure to show you. Out last project we were forbidden to print on paper, so we had to get creative…
Experiementing with a layer from a recent screenprinting project.
These hands are supposed to look like a woodcut, but they are actually just drawn by hand then exposed to a screen to print multiples.
'Austere Gentleman' Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Single colour lithograph.
Painting with drawing ink on my stone for a second lithograph. I didn’t like the look of the litho pencils and crayons as much when I printed, so I’m doing what I love most and just using ink and hatching.
My first of probably a lot of ‘Austere Gentlemen’. If you don’t know what that is referencing, you haven’t listened to enough Slim Twig.
(side note: new things in the shop and more will be added tonight!)
I probably drew a ‘too-complex’ design for my first one ever. But its over now and all I want to do is breathe sighs of relief and sleep.
Lithographs I printed today! This is my first time doing lithography, and everyone warned me, but I didn’t care, that it is absolutely EXHAUSTING. Drawing on the stone is good but the etching process is rigorous and the actual printing process is so physical. I’ll have arm muscles in no time (because I am currently a wimp).
There is a lot of troubleshooting involved because you never know what is going to happen until you’re rolling up the ink to put on the stone. It’s a rather messy edition.
Another screenprint I did. It was more of an experiement for my digital printmaking class. The image is of Isadora Duncan and the rest I drew in photoshop/applied filters to make the image possible to screenprint, because you can only print flat colours, you have to think of ways to do implied gradients.
I will be doing this again because I fail at registration and there are some kinks I need to work out, but I’m learning! It’ so much fun.