Capturing ‘Leo’ in CMYK: An Artistic Journey
Are you curious to see what AI has in store for telling The Origin Story of Leo? Check out my video for the full project.
As an artist, I often find inspiration in the world around me, and occasionally, in the stars above. Being a Leo, my zodiac sign is represented by the Lion, a symbol of strength, courage, and majesty. This year, I embarked on an artistic journey that blended my astrological connection with my love for the visual arts. The result? A vibrant 5″x7″ full-color silk screen print that celebrates the spirit of ‘Leo.’
Creating The Origin Story of ‘Leo’:
To begin this project, I sought to create not only art but also a character backstory that would resonate with my zodiac sign. I envisioned ‘Leo’ as a lion with the rare and captivating feature of piercing blue eyes. I wanted these blue eyes to be the heart of the artwork, a feature that would define the character and the spirit of my project.
To bring ‘Leo’ to life, I enlisted the help of AI to assist with storytelling. Together, we crafted an origin story that portrayed ‘Leo’ as a majestic lion with mesmerizing blue eyes, setting him apart from all other lions in the savannah. His blue eyes symbolized wisdom, magic, and the power to see into the hearts of those around him.
The Origin Story of Leo
The Artistic Process:
Before I could begin creating the silk screen print, I needed to reclaim and prepare the screens. I shared this process, showcasing the cathartic nature of cleaning screens and how it prepares me for the creative journey ahead.
Cleaning the screens and applying emulsion are meticulous tasks that require patience and precision. I emphasized the blue eyes even further, before printing out my templates. With the goal of achieving full-colour printing (CMYK processing), I invested in CMYK inks to bring my vision to life.
Design and Printing Templates:
Creating the design for my silk screen print involved resizing the image, enhancing it to make those blue eyes truly pop, and converting it into CMYK for accurate colour representation. I also detailed the process of printing, from preparing transparency films to inking each plate in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. It’s a process that requires attention to detail and careful handling of materials.
The Artistic Result:
Despite a few hiccups along the way, including a mirrored image mishap, I ultimately produced a beautiful silk screen print that captures the essence of ‘Leo’ and his captivating blue eyes. ‘Leo’ is now travelling to its new home, and I’m already exploring new artistic horizons for my next project.
This project has been a true artistic journey, blending my connection to my zodiac sign with my love for visual storytelling. It’s a testament to the power of art to bring forth character and emotion, and I’m excited to see ‘Leo’ find a place in the hearts of those who encounter the print.
As an artist, every project is a unique adventure, and ‘Leo’ has been no exception. I hope you’ll join me on the path to creative discovery by subscribing to my journey and staying tuned for more artistic endeavours in the future.
Thank you for sharing this project with me, and I can’t wait to embark on the next artistic venture.
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