Hello everyone, I'm new to this website and to the world of gig posters so please pardon my ignorance.
I'm an illustrator who works primarily with watercolors and I have recently been contacted to make a poster. After doing some research i noticed that almost all gig posters were done digitally or using pencils and ink.
My question is: Can I use watercolor as I usually do for my illustrations, and can it easily get screen printed? And what is your opinion on using that medium for gig poster making?
You would half-tone or otherwise dither the colors. There's plenty of example on here.
So I can work with watercolors the way I want then edit the piece digitally to halftone it right? Looks like I have a lot to learn about poster making! I'll make sure to take a look at the work posted here thanks
Last edited by transmission13; 08-31-2014 at 02:57 PM.
If you practice making your color separations by hand painting with acetate ink on textured polycarbonate(mylar) you can make marks that look like watercolor (or at least like old fashion aquatint). As I said it take practice but you can avoid halftone dots this way.
Technically you can use absolutely any colors you want and then you digitally separate them into Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black...when you screenprint them they will overlay to create almost any color that your original contained...at least fairly closely.
I notice you are typing from Morocco...I love seeing more work coming from new places.
Also second squeegeethree, I haven't done that specifically, but I've done similar things with pen. But it does take practice to figure out what'll expose and what won't, so don't try it out on something that needs to be done proper first try.