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Silk Screen Images by Jellyfish-Magician Silk Screen Images by Jellyfish-Magician
"yeahhhhhh, If someone could just shoot me now, that would be great..."

So it's the final weeks of classes, which means final weeks are kicking my ass! :la:
My final projects for this semester consist of creating a light fixture art piece for 3D design, a paper on greek art as well as a test for art history, and a giant composition consisting of mono and silk screen prints for my printmaking class. 

For those of you who aren't aware, when getting a silk screen ready to print with, you need to have black and white printed images of what you plan to screen print, which you then put in baby oil to give the paper a level of transparency. This is so when you place the photo emulsion-covered screen in the light press with the print outs of the images you wish to print, the light from the light press can pass through the transparent paper better and will cause the photo emulsion to only harden and set everywhere except for where the black ink was in the print outs. 
And then you just power wash the screen to clean off the photo emulsion that didn't completely set, let it dry, and you end up with awesome screens that you can print anything you want with! 

So the process isn't terrible, but it can be time consuming, and It can be especially time consuming if: 
a) you and your professor can't seem to agree on what should be done for the final project, causing plans to be changed multiple times
b) you are a traditional artist like me 
c) your art school has terrible printers, making you need to walk to the nearest FedEx if you need to copy or print anything. 
d) the power washer strips some of the dried photo emulsion that was supposed to stay on the screen 

So for me, along with all the standard steps that go into creating a screen print, I also have to:
1) convince my professor that my final project will turn out nice
2) sketch out my plans for the silk screen 
3) ink the sketches with copics markers, sharpies, magic markers, or prismacolor markers
4) take a walk to the nearest FedEx
5) copy my inked sketches 
6) walk all the way back to the art school
7) touch up the areas where the screen was overwashed so it will actually print appropriately

So yeah, that's been my life for the past week or so, not including impending doom that is a paper, test, and making a giant hanging lamp out of a hula hoop. 
But that's a different story. 

But anyways, these are my final, inked sketches that were used when creating my silk screen for my giant composition.
For this project, I am going to focus on my precious birb, Cobalt (Coco), and some of his various emotions. 
I wanted to work with him because he's a simplistic character, but he still has enough detail to him that he's both interesting to look at and easy to draw in various emotions. 
The emotions I focused on for these images were shock/surprise, anger, calm/relaxed, and happy. 

I'm not used to doing really thick inked images, so these were decently hard to do, but I am happy with the final results on them. They turned out better than I could have hoped for, and I hope I can post the final result up here soon, and I hope it is all successful
Also, the whole in the first image's head is intentional. I was removing a really bad smudge that ended up on the image, since it was the last image I worked on, and I was a mess by that point in time. 

Also, I'm really really super sorry for not posting anything, not responding to messages, and I'm deeply sorry to TheWizardAlchemist for being forever and a day late on my part of the trade.
I promise to Tariel finished and posted up by the end of my day tomorrow.

also, I want to thank SpoodleButt again for hosting their birdfolk MYO raffle. Had it not been for them, I would not have been able to make my little Coco-birb that I love so much today, and I wouldn't be able to be doing this project <3 So thank you again! 

Cobalt (Coco) belongs to and was designed by me 

birdfolk/Akriri is a closed species by Kel-Del. This means you shouldn't make one of your own without either their consent or the consent of their admins.
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RayPai Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
This is adorable!!!!
Jellyfish-Magician Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :heart: 
TheWizardAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Hey it's not a problem at all I understand, take your time :)
Jellyfish-Magician Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for being so understanding :heart: I really appreciate it

here's my part of the trade: 
AT: Tariel  by Onyx-Witch

I hope you like it!
SpoodleButt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my goodness! you designed it the bird?! .D. can i see a ref or something?

also wow, gl with these!
Jellyfish-Magician Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I did :heart: and I love him to death 

here's his reference:  Cobalt - Birdfolk MYO by Onyx-Witch
cowardlydino Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
character is very cute! i want to see your giant composition.
Jellyfish-Magician Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
thank you ^^ 

The large composition is still a work in progress, but I hope to have it posted on here once I finish it <3
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