Thanks for all the positive feedback on my new Thrones poster. I was pretty excited to be a part of the series, as I've been a Thrones fan since I first saw Joe on tour with Slim/Witchypoo in the early 90s.
At that show, Joe took the stage with a full-on mountain-man beard and long scraggly hair, and a giant witches hat. So, that intial visual impression served as the basis for my poster.
So, I started with a nice, loose pencil-drawing. Just hashing out where things are gonna be, but realizing I'll tighten up all the details in the inking process.
After inking, I scan the black and white line-art into photoshop.
I had purchased some fancy colored paper for this job, so I worked on the seperations in color. I usually only do two color on white or off-white paper, and will often work on my seps in B&W (to keep my file size down).
I printed out my films, then exposed them on our light-table. (here's a pic sans screen, so you can see the table.)
Once exposed, the screen goes into the washout booth. Hard water will knock the exposed emulsion out of the screen creating a stencil.
Detail of the stencil:
Then it's on to registering the screen on the printing table. I printed light to dark (yellow, gray, dark blue).
Since all of my Thrones music is on vinyl, I thought I'd jam out to something equally appropriate while I printed...
First color printed and racked.
Second color down...
And finally, third. I was originally going to make the third color a split-fountain from dark blue to dark red, but I thought it would be too subtle to bother with, plus it was getting late, and I was tired. (These are the type of decisions you make when you print your own stuff...)
Joe's got a handful of these he's been selling since his Minneapolis stop, so head on out and pick one up.
Or, you could snag one from yours truly in the GP classifieds.