Freitag, 30. Dezember 2011

Silkscreen printing revisited: now in two colors!

Yeah, I finally went to the second workshop of textile silkscreen printing in Garage_Pankow, dedicated to printing with two colors. Here is the result! I managed to work with two different patterns taken from my illustration portfolio.
Funny is to see how the print works on different kind of cloth and in different conditions (for example the lightly dry color produces a kind of "vintage print" effect).
The most difficult thing to cope with? Centering the two colors! The first 2 or 3 prints were totally out of register! Though I must admit that a slight mistake is always cool in silk-printing and it adds an "handmade" charm.
Anyway, have a look at the result, please click on the pictures to see them big.
I hope you will like them! :o)




I tried to sort the photos according to colors. Tshirts, patches and shoppers made nice presents for family and friends.
I also printed a bag with a pattern from my silkscreen printing teacher, Anna To.

I really enjoyed designing and printing these items, the possibility that this technique offers are really interesting and endless creative, it really opens the mind to other ways of drawing and creating. Horray for silk-printing!

Donnerstag, 17. November 2011

My first Silkscreen Prints!

Yeah, between a German homework and German test, I have found the time to do a very good Silkscreen printing workshop. I am very glad I found the Garage_Pankow, an organization that works in Berlin to create cultural artist projects for young people. And not only for super young people.

Here are a couple of photos of the first T-shirts and bag printed on my own, with my own designs...I think they aren't bad at all ;o)

I am now looking forward to the next course in December, that will focus on screen printing with multiple colors!!! Yeppie! In the meantime I hope you will like this post :D





Montag, 7. November 2011

Greeting card for a former friend

This project is actually from last year but only now I managed to write a post about it.
A friend of our "old boxes" group celebrated his birthday: me and my boyfriend bought him a bottle of wine and a book, a classic. could I pack them attractively and avoid cheesy birthday greetings? Here is how I did it! (Please click on the photos to see them larger)

I packed the presents with normal paper...

Then I drew small scenes with caricatures of all us "Old Boxes": the theme was "outside sports"

And finally I glued all together, so to create a small, bucolic pop -up scene with the Spree-book and a mountain -bottle:

Tja! I think it is a very nice idea,
I congratulate myself! :-P Only, it is a pity that the friend whose received it later turned his back to us. Na ja, things that happen...But my greeting card is still nice, isn't it? ;o)

Mittwoch, 2. November 2011

Illustrator is a friend!

Last summer I studied a bit the graphic program "Illustrator": at the beginning I found a bit "dry" and too technical. "Why do they call it Illustrator at all?! A real illustrator won't find it very creative or easy to use!" I thought.
Well, I was wrong: after a workshop with a local Berliner artist, Beatritzte, I discovered the creative possibilities of this program and now I really like it!

Here are a few drawings I made with this graphic program (please click on the pictures to see them bigger). I hope you will like them, they are just the beginning: I am very curious to discover what else I can do with this graphic program.
By the way, at the moment I am really into drawing animals! :o)

Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2011

Stroke Artfair Berlin 14-16 October 2011

Street art is really becoming more and more important, at least in Germany: after Munich, the STROKE ART FAIR comes to Berlin, from 14th to 16th October in Postbahnof.
Whether you are art lover or collector, it seems a good occasion to see more of this kind of art.
Be prepared to pay an entrance ticket (6.50€) .

You can find the website of the event HERE
There are all the information you need about the exhibitions, a couple of workshops and live paintings. The festival is indoor and outdoor (hopefully the weather will be good)!

Samstag, 17. September 2011

Walls of Berlin

Berlin is famous for its alternative culture and it's street art. It is really an incredibly rich scene: paintings, stickers, trio-dimensional collages and sculptures are everywhere and if you are interested in this kind of art you must always have a camera with you. I think it is incredibly inspiring walking through the city and looking at these masterpieces. Everybody has his/her own technique, style, subjects. They are also somehow fragile because any other graffiti artist can after a while modify or cover them.
Here is a small selection of the photos that I took in the last months. Click on the pictures to see them bigger.

These pictures were taken in Friedrichshain: there is a building that is particularly loved by graffiti artists and it is worth passing by every week to see the latest pieces of work.

Prost is the nickname of the artist that draws smiling faces all around Berlin. He normally works with felt pen but he makes also posters and Stickers. His humorous figures and his sardonic glance at things are simple but really effective.

Prost opened a personal exibition in Wedding a few weeks ago,at the East Berlin Gallery (a Gallery specialized in Street art artists) and tough I like his style and there were some interesting pieces, I must admit that I like better his "real" street pieces of work .

The following pieces were found all over Berlin

This last sticker is particularly funny and provocative: it suggests that also Turkish men wear a "Veil for machos!".

Prost, again...

And now a small masterpiece: the artist carved in a thick layer of posters a crifixion scene. Unfortunately the third image has been teared away the day before I took this pictures but I hope you can get an idea of how it has been made.