After the evening of sketching model Trixie, my head felt like it was exploding. Ideas rushing around, screaming for attention. And there is no way ignoring the call of creating 🙂
First step: making a quick selection, separating rubbish from useful. Then making black and white copies of a few to use as a foundation for the etches.
Some drawings are just fine, others carry a lot of (well hidden sometimes) potential when transformed into another medium.
Then I made 3 etches based on the sketches, using plastic and oil based ink (soon I’ll experiment with water based). I wanted to use the etches to make a screen print from, but changed my mind since most of my etches are a bit ‘grimy’ and not mimicking this in another medium would give me more freedom.
Going back to the original sketches a few were adapted to be used in the next step: screen printing.
What I love about screen print? No, not all the cleaning. FLUO! With a tendency towards murky themes and colors, while using screen print I discover a new and very bright side of myself and work. Yes, I have some vibrant pink and bright orange in me! And yellow*, I mostly stay away from yellow. But not now.
* I had a teacher who wanted to have some bright yellow in every design possible. When facing a dead end, I just threw in a shot of bubbling yellow to make her content again…