I really pushed myself on this project with setting up the colors for printing. There is a lot of over-printing on this one as well as experimenting with texture. Plus owls aren't that easy to draw! Jush shayin'...
Some printers shy away from jobs like this because the project demands extra care when mixing the colors and printing. My printer killed it on this job. And by "killed" I mean he went above and beyond with the printing and color matching. And when I say "stupid" I mean "stupid fresh".
This was inspired by their song "Minerva" and the album art for their latest release "Diamond Eyes". Minerva was the virgin goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic. She is often depicted with her sacred creature, an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom. The owl is chewing on a rat that is biting down on a banner that reads "cuando el cofre se sacude y la aguja se parte vienen con migo rápidamente." The snake is there because I wanted to draw a snake - transforming from a tattoo into the real thing. And I drew the girl with the side of her head shaved cuz ladies like that make me swoon. A boy can dream, right?
Check out the photos of the actual print to see what I'm talking about.
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I love silkscreens and this is at its best. High-quality ink and great contrasts.