Wednesday

Fan art: Bruce Banner - HULK


"Caught in the blast of gamma radiation, brilliant scientist Bruce Banner is cursed to transform in times of stress into the living engine of destruction known as 
THE INCREDIBLE HULK. "





Just a small intro: 

We all know HULK, he is big, powerful, green and very angry, but what about Bruce Banner? 

"Banner is considered one of the greatest scientific minds on Earth, possessing "a mind so brilliant it cannot be measured on any known intelligence test."[68] He holds expertise in biology, chemistry, engineering, physiology, and nuclear physics. Using this knowledge, Banner creates advanced technology dubbed "Bannertech", which is on par with technological development from Tony Stark or Doctor Doom. Some of these technologies include a force field that can protect him from the attacks of Hulk-level entities, and a teleporter."


Fan art: 


I like drawing but I don't feel I'm good enough to make the fan art drawings that I'd like to see, but as I work part time in my silkscreen printing atelier, it's easier for me to think about designs that could fit in tees. So I decided to make a HULK tee. I love the idea that my fan art is not just mine, it's something everyone can have. 

So here is the process of the tee that I've done: 

1. Painting in Photoshop





2. Testing if I go with 1, 2 or 3 colors (this is important because it doubles the price of print)






3. Preparing the photolith (I've decided 2 colors but I want the fist to be a bit smaller so you can see a separation between colors). Size DIN-A4.




4. The screen. As this is a test to know if the design is good enought to make a production, I use a small screen with both images in it, it means that between black and green I'll have to clean the screen and prepare it to print again. If the test is OK and I decide to produce it I'll be using 2 screens, one for each color. 






5. Some tests on paper









6. And after seeing how I wanted the design to be printed, here is the final process, printing the tee. 









7. Here some pictures of the final piece. And of course, my dearest friend Carmen volunteered to be the HULKA! Thank you Carmen!! 







CARMEN'S TRANSFORMATION! 







THE RESULT: 

I like the design, and the tee. So I'm thinking on making this pale green tee for women and girls and white for men and boys. Soon in my ETSY shop! 



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Moltes gràcies a l'Escola d'Art de Manresa, tot aquest procés està fet al Taller Monogràfic de Serigrafia. A que us vénen ganes de venir??? Doncs encara hi ha places! 


Illustration in fashion - A cool project with designer Miriam Ponsa



This year I'm just going to take one class at the Illustration Art School, I don't have any more time left with our screen printing atelier starting to work... But I'm really happy with the subject I took.

I am really lucky because a designer called MIRIAM PONSA has made an arrangement with the art school and we will be learning diverse techniques to develop prints for clothing and she will use them for her next runaway in Barcelona. Isn't it cool???

What is important in this project?

To know what is the soul of her brand, so she came with lots of samples and explained us widely where her inspiration comes from and how she works and experiments. Here is a video to her "imaginari":



One of the assignments that we have is to make a sketchbook similar to the ones she makes. She doesn't believe in working when feeling inspired but letting the inspiration appear while working. So we have to start filling our sketchbook with all our ideas, pictures... All handmade and dirty if needed. Here is a video that she made showing one of her collection sketchbooks:




I'm very excited and I wish it's weekend and I can start working on it :D
And of course I'll be posting my progress, mainly in Instagram because I love that platform but I'll be doing summaries also here in the blog. (Link to my Instagram @cuquetafera)

Can't wait to start showing you things!

*If you are interested in seeing videos of her runaways or collection, here is the link to her youtube channel. 

Tuesday

Synesthesia and me

As a synesthete my perception is a bit different from the perception of other people. I han see colors when I hear voices, hear sounds when looking at bright colors, feeling tastes when touching food... It's just a little part of me but it becomes big when you try to hide it for a long time. Luckily, there has been an increase of information about synesthesia in the last years and althought in Spain is still not very known, now I can speak about that without feeling that the other person thinks I just made it up.

So now, and thank the OAlive study group I've decided to mix my drawing and my synesthesia to create a series of illustrations. This is a challenge and I have to combine this project with my 2 jobs and illustration and animation studies but I'll be sharing the progress here in the blog.

So I'll start with the numbers as they were people, here is the first sketch of number 1, I hope you like it:




Some illustrations I have been working on

Some illustrations I've been working on the past months. I realized that I don't have the time to work traditionally anymore, not w...