Hey people! About 3 months ago I told you about my plans on psychedelic clothes and accessories shop. Well, being honest I have not done much about it (things seemed a bit different in Thai mountains rather than in Moscow city-life). Anyway I’m moving towards printing psychedelic T-shirts myself. Yesterday was the first time I did the linocut prints.
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What I wanted to show with my image is that everything has causes. So the sketch I made depicts a meditating guy who sits on a skeleton (cause our bodies always feast on other bodies thus sustaining our own life), he is made of plants (cause we are all parts of the environment – we can not live if we are separated from it) and there is a tibetan syllable HUM (kind of an essence of a person).
Below is the linoleum plate which is already cut. The image is reflected otherwise the print will be reflected.
First I made few gouache prints. I know gouache will not work for T-shirts ’cause it dissolves in water – these would be one-time used T-shirts. Anyway I wanted to see who this paint will work.
Then I’ve tried acrylic paint and it almost did not work. You can see the red sheet on the right of the upper photo.
The next paint was the one for textile. My girlfriend gave me one of her sleeveless shirts to experiment with. And she kindly agreed to be a model. :)
The last thing I want to show you is the print I did with fluorescent acrylic paint.
Well I’m not very happy with the results, but now I have more understanding what my new artwork should look like to make a better print. This story is far from over! :)