May 14, 2012

Finished Final Screen Print

Our last project was to create ONE print with any theme of our choosing. Making this last print made me realize how much I like screen printing. I’ll have to continue using it in the future.

It’s done. It’s bittersweet to have it finished though. Having my senior graduating moment. I don’t want it to end!!

May 8, 2012

Final Screen Print

It’s one of those things where you draw, and draw, and draw, and in the end, you go back to your original idea because it simply was the best. I felt like I wasted so much time just conceptualizing my idea that now I’m going to have to kick it 200% to get this project done by next Tuesday.

A little preview

In similar news, this will be my very last art project as an undergrad student. Hooray for graduation!

April 23, 2012

Varied Print Edition

Hello Hello! It’s been a while hasn’t it? A whole two and a half weeks since my last update. I apologize, but I had good reason! I was working overtime on a project. I brought it upon myself though, my idea was too ambitious for a 2 week period. But I somehow managed to get something done.

So for this project, we were assigned to make a varied print edition of 3. Basically, it’s an edition that has slight differences in each print. My “differences” are a bit more extreme, but the imagery used is pretty much the same throughout the edition. My professor gave the a-okay, so I guess that still counts.

Actually, I feel like got a little too carried away with this project and now I’m left with the grueling task of narrowing it down to three prints to turn in. By tomorrow. Eeek! Decisions decisions.

PS. I’m thinking about opening up an online store to sell some of my paintings, prints, etc. Hmmm…?

April 5, 2012

Screen Print WIP

A little WIP shot of my latest project. We’ll see what happens…

March 29, 2012

Screen Print – Jellyfish

After a week of break, school is back in session again. The prints we started before break were due the day we returned so you can imagine the rush of try to finish everything the day before. The shop was in full swing.

Anyways, the piece I did for this assignment is done. And I was chewed out in critique. Totally justified. Basically pointed out everything I was in denial about and forced me to deal with it. Nice wake up call of sorts – my art seemed to be getting a little too commercially motivated so I needed this light slap in the face.

Although I still love it in that this was a good learning process for me. I figured out some of the limitations and possibilities I can do with screen printing. Technically speaking, it was a success. Conceptually speaking, epic failure.

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March 16, 2012

Screen Printing – Return of the Jellyfish

If you read my previous post, you’d know about my love for jellyfish. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that jellyfish would be making another appearance in my art again! Yay!

This is what I’ve been slaving over for the past two weeks. Still a work in progress, but it’s nearly done!

A little preview...

I worked on it some more since I took this picture, but I don’t have any decent lighting in my house so you’ll have to wait until it’s done to see the final product. So far I’ve printed 8 different runs and should be able to finish within one or two more. But wow, screen printing takes foreverrrrr. I’m thinking about sneaking into the art building over spring break to work on this… Art-nerd alert.

March 2, 2012

Finished Painting

Remember the painting I started earlier this month? Well, the deadline was the last day of February and I somehow made it (just barely!). This painting went on a journey. It started as one thing, moved on to another, and turned into something else entirely. But it’s finished! Woohoo!

Terrible posture is terrible

 Work in progress shot. Please ignore my slacker attire. I felt deathly ill this past week so I was miserable the entire time I was working on this piece. I made it in time though so it’s all good. I literally finished hanging it on the wall 15 minutes before the deadline. Really cutting it close!

The finished piece

Now to start working on the next painting and photographs…

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February 23, 2012

One Ink Screen Print

I got to screen print today! I have to admit, I went a little (just a wee bit) overboard with printing. The set up process took me 2 days, while the printing takes only 5 minutes (no joke!). But I finished my prints. Out of the 20 I pulled, hopefully 5 will be identical to each other. Too bad I exposed my mylar drawing crooked on my screen so every single transfer is slightly off center. Going through cutting down the edges and making it nice and neat is harder than it seems.

So far I’ve cut half of them. Thinking about just leaving it at that. Since I did two different inks I’m deciding between the purple or the grey/black prints. Hmmm…decisions, decisions.

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