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. 🙂