Haven't posted much in a while so I figured I'd document the process of a new piece for Assassins Creed 3 - Art of the Assassin I was invited to do a piece for their traveling art show this year. Last night was the first event in Los Angeles... Quite a shindig...
Its a little different then straight painting. I'm combining screen printing with the painting for something new. The line art gets done with the same ink and brush technique, but I have the image burned on a screen.
If the screen works out and the surface is smooth, you get the print as sharp as the original inks.
Nothing quite like a sharp, fresh black line print.
The advantage of screening... Multiple prints on various surfaces to experiment with.
The painting process starts builds layers slowly.
By the time the colors are built up, the black line is almost covered.
The last part of the process is the most tense moment. A weeks worth of painting is ready for the final black to be re-screened again. If the screen is off registration by the slightest margin... lots of anger!
Coolest part of the process is multiple color variations of the same image. Not digital prints on these... Check out the site Art of the Assassin for all the other great art and artists involved with the program... good stuff indeed.