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Bird Brained

Bird Brained
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tjost


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I don't normally like doing skull designs but I couldn't pass on this one

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Argyle Formations

TheyKilledKenny


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Cool design... GMV

Excuse Me Maam, Your Woot is Showing...

tjost


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TheyKilledKenny wrote:Cool design... GMV


Thanks Kenny

KaylaJ


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reminds me of the homer simpson's crayon xray with the colors

tjost


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KaylaJ wrote:reminds me of the homer simpson's crayon xray with the colors


Used that as a reference for the colors actually, it's tricky making stuff look like an x-ray, this is my first attempt ever

TheGreatGazoo


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tjost wrote:


This is awesome, GMV.

KaylaJ


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tjost wrote:Used that as a reference for the colors actually, it's tricky making stuff look like an x-ray, this is my first attempt ever


good call on using that as a ref. now aren't you happy you're a simpsons fan? ;)

also, i like the shape of the fossils, looks like you really worked on those as well instead of just throwing some sticks as bones together.

tjost


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KaylaJ wrote:good call on using that as a ref. now aren't you happy you're a simpsons fan? ;)

also, i like the shape of the fossils, looks like you really worked on those as well instead of just throwing some sticks as bones together.


Thanks, yeah I wanted a realistic look to it, and while my coloring and anatomy isn't perfect for what a real x-ray looks like I think I got the point across

capedcrusader514


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I'd be interested in seeing a close-up of the halftones....

tjost


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capedcrusader514 wrote:I'd be interested in seeing a close-up of the halftones....


I'll put a close up on in a bit if you want, running approx 35 lpi, 2 color print.

tjost


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Here's a close up

tjost


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tjost wrote:Here's a close up


When printed you lose anything around a 7% half tone or smaller. If they do print they aren't consistent enough to do a large fill area without looking splotchy. Any of the smallest dots you see on the close up above wouldn't burn onto the screen so you'd lose most of them before you even went to press. Since the image isn't reliant on large areas of it though it would look fine once printed.

As a side note to other designers, if you do half tones that are on the small side do them at either a 67 degree angle or a 42, never at 0 or 90 (the dots lined up on the horizontal or vertical plane) the reason for this is that the mesh of the screen is at 0 and 90 so you will have missing halftones that are blocked by the knucles of the screen (where the vert and horizontal threads cross).

xazothia


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tjost wrote:When printed you lose anything around a 7% half tone or smaller. If they do print they aren't consistent enough to do a large fill area without looking splotchy. Any of the smallest dots you see on the close up above wouldn't burn onto the screen so you'd lose most of them before you even went to press. Since the image isn't reliant on large areas of it though it would look fine once printed.

As a side note to other designers, if you do half tones that are on the small side do them at either a 67 degree angle or a 42, never at 0 or 90 (the dots lined up on the horizontal or vertical plane) the reason for this is that the mesh of the screen is at 0 and 90 so you will have missing halftones that are blocked by the knucles of the screen (where the vert and horizontal threads cross).


Thanks for the tips!

capedcrusader514


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tjost wrote:When printed you lose anything around a 7% half tone or smaller. If they do print they aren't consistent enough to do a large fill area without looking splotchy. Any of the smallest dots you see on the close up above wouldn't burn onto the screen so you'd lose most of them before you even went to press. Since the image isn't reliant on large areas of it though it would look fine once printed.

As a side note to other designers, if you do half tones that are on the small side do them at either a 67 degree angle or a 42, never at 0 or 90 (the dots lined up on the horizontal or vertical plane) the reason for this is that the mesh of the screen is at 0 and 90 so you will have missing halftones that are blocked by the knucles of the screen (where the vert and horizontal threads cross).


Great post!

tjost


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capedcrusader514 wrote:Great post!


Thanks Caped! I'm thinking about doing a screen print art technique faq/q&a thread here, I just dread the thought of how much typing that would involve

Khataan


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tjost wrote:Thanks Caped! I'm thinking about doing a screen print art technique faq/q&a thread here, I just dread the thought of how much typing that would involve


Please do!!!! Thanks in advance!!

marzipanapple


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tjost wrote:Thanks Caped! I'm thinking about doing a screen print art technique faq/q&a thread here, I just dread the thought of how much typing that would involve


Yes, YES! This would be absolutely awesome and I think a lot of people would be very thankful to you. You use halftones like a master, so who better to do such a thing?

Schwigity


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I love this concept. =]

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