A technical breakdown of students first assignment is held in critique fashion kicked off our morning.
Today students brought their first drafts of prints to be inspected and critiqued. We talked about the challenges and successes of the first step in printmaking and how students can improve their printing techniques. We noted the successes of the imagery students came up with and how their initial silhouette can be worked to create a potential narrative.
Prof. Dove then followed up the critique with a technical demonstration of painting out, or reducing the image on the screen, to develop layers of color. This next step in the reductive print process can be achieved using a screen filler which is painted-or applied in any fashion really- directly onto the screen to reduce the amount of printable area within the image.
This technique can really create awesome results.