Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thanks For Humoring Me

On Thursday night, I took a screen printing class at Sector67.  I was supposed to show up with an image ready to print so I spent a little time on Wednesday and Thursday coming up with something.  I'm not used to doodling in a way that leads to something concrete so it was a new experience for me.


My first instinct was to draw a bird, but I coudn't get this out of my head. 


 Damn you Portlandia!


 So, I dragged out my inkstone, ink and brushes to play with and see if I came up with any ideas.

He's a water pitcher.

But, even with this great company, after ten minutes of mixing ink, it was immediately obvious when I put the brush to paper that this was not the right medium for screen printing. At least not for my very first time.


They are fine, I guess, but birds and squiggles?  I really wasn't sure how that would translate to the screen print since I had no experience with it.  I wanted something super simple.

I looked up and saw that I had even more company than I realized, these guys were all lined up on the couch, almost as if they were posing.

Check it out!  They were totally posing.

I also went back through my old blog posts and found some other critters to draw.  I was really happy with the combination of simplicity with personality.  I stumbled upon my images.  Next time, actually screen printing process pictures.  I realize that a post about coming up with a doodle may not be the most interesting thing to people who have done it before but it's new to me, so thanks for humoring me.  :)

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At December 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM , Anonymous Susan said...

These are so cute already! Can't wait to see them screen printed

At December 10, 2012 at 11:57 AM , Anonymous Michelle said...

Hahaha. I love that Portlandia skit. I think your critters are a nice alternative to a bird. :-D


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