Summer Screens

Hello hello! So this week I've been thinking about what the summer will bring, on my undies, of course!

I thought I'd share a few preliminary sketches for some upcoming screens I hope to print on a pair of underwear near you.

Check them out, and please comment below- I'd love to hear which ones you like best, and if you think I've left anything out... :)  

For extra credit, read all the way to the end for a little bit more about my creative process, at least in the silk screen arena :) > One of the things that's a fun kind of challenge in creating artwork for screen printing is that the only way you can "shade" in screen printing is through cross hatching or little dots or some other opaque manner.

So it's interesting to try to figure out how give depth to drawings without shading (like on the planet's rings)...

I still have another class to take at the Vera Project before I'm "qualified" for multi-color printing on fabric, so one color printing is another fun constraint...  I'll take their class eventually and hope to get some multi color printing set up at home shortly there after. All in good time!  :)

When I have a fabulous idea (or even just a mediocre one- those just usually don't make it so far in the process...  :)) I generally:

  1. Get my sketch book out
  2. Become paralyzed by the blank sheet of paper (I much prefer to work in fabric- there's something really comforting about the finite-i-tude of the human body.  The possibilities are somehow not so endless... :))
  3. Stress out a little bit
  4. Decide for the millionth time that the only way I'll become a better drawer is by actually drawing.
  5. Draw
  6. Erase
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6
  8. Repeat step 7 as many times as necessary
  9. Sigh
  10. Draw
  11. Smile
  12. Repeat  :)
So what's your process like?  Which sketches did you like? Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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