Monthly Archives: April 2012

My Shelves.

My shelves are a great source of inspiration and ideas, constantly evolving,,..


Coloured Prawns

I have coloured the sepearates to see how they might look printed. Due to financial and logistical reasons I will probably not be able to print my book. This is actually a relief as it was going to be one serious mission and it will free up more time for my other projects.

The Golden Plaice. page 1 print preparations.

This fold out page is the biggest and one of the most populated in the book. I will have to make several screens to create it.

The background image is a combination of drawings from life and from my beach photography. I think I will print this is just one colour – dark blue possibly, although part of me would love to split it into separates.

The text will have to be printed onto the reverse of the background. The black circles will be cut out. I have been informed that Trago Mills sell circle cutters for £4 so I will need to buy one and experiment.

These are all the Characters and props for page 1. I may print some onto a thinner coloured paper for the weeds and less important additions. My drawing of some crab remains (below) has become a useful prop in this scene. It will be on the insides of the flaps that open. I want to give the impression that the scene is almost a circular image, a 360 degrees panorama that is complete until you open it.

Golden Plaice..Page 0. print preparations.

PAGE O is a new page in my book before the original first page that introduces the characters, it also means I don’t have to put so much type on the old first page. I have made several new drawings and used new typfaces as explained previously.

I bought some acetate on EBAY that I can use in the college studio printer which will hopefully save me a lot of time and money. I have separated this image into layers for screen printing and printed out the acetates. However as soon as I did this I noticed some mistakes that mean I have to print them again – so I’m still wasting money ..The biggest mistake is that it should be CASUAL SHRIMP ! the others were minor niggles with which bit should be which colour. I have made my book much bigger than the original, going from 20cm x 20cm spreads to 30cm x 30cm, It looks great for this page but I am worried that it may be too big for the other pages – we shall see, i may need to changeit5. Here are the separates as it stands.

This first layer I am intending to be red/pink/purple. I want all the colours I use to be reasonably similar, no huge contrasting effects.

This layer will be a light/bright blue.

This layer will be a dark purplish blue.

Some images I found useful and inspiring..