Friday afternoon I decided to start yet another screen print of Moby. I’ve been hesitant to start due to the unresolved problems surrounding the last image (still in the works). What a great opportunity to try a new batch of extender uncovered from my dad’s studio. The label says it’s Speedball Extender, but it might actually be wallpaper glue. Yes, it does make great extender according to my old instructor and it costs less. Anyway, it will give me a better idea what to expect when I get back to the “dog n chair” image.
Here’s what I’ll be working from, cropping the focus onto the face.
Here’s the first block-out of the screen. I’m back using the yellow screens after enormous amounts of increased water pressure and vigorous scrubbing from both sides simultaneously. Seemed to finally get the last stubborn bits out. Speedball screen filler is the block-out.
Since today is Easter, I thought starting in pink might be fun. Plus it will be perfect for his tongue start.
I have to admit the new extender worked wonders! Looking forward to applying the next color. 🙂
Thanks for taking a look!
Finished image will be 6″x6″
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Terrific, keep the geeky printmaking stuff coming, I can’t get enough 😀
Will do! 🙂