THE RIGHT TEX­TURE

Get­ting the tex­ture and tone right took ex­per­i­men­ta­tion

Computer Arts - - Project Diary -

I wanted the screen­prints to look a bit like the il­lus­tra­tions found in 1960s text­books, so that they would have a vin­tage feel but with a con­tem­po­rary twist. It took months to find the right set­tings when mak­ing my silk screens and the process in­volved me pre­par­ing the pat­terns, testing ex­po­sure times and us­ing the right amount of ink so that they were just trans­par­ent enough to hit the right tones when the dif­fer­ent colours over­lapped. Even­tu­ally, I got it.

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