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This Imagination Belongs to Me by dkirbyj This Imagination Belongs to Me by dkirbyj
I couldn't find a category for "Solar Plate Printing," so I put this in something that sounded sorta, kinda like it. :P

Anways, like I just said, this is a solar plate print I made in my summer printmaking class about 2 weeks ago. It was a pretty quick and easy process, and I'm pretty happy with the result.

The image is something along the lines of having one's head in the clouds. The expression on the girl's face isn't exactly how I wanted, but you have a pretty good idea about how she is feeling when she escapes the real world and into her own. :)

7/1/08
Printed with Solar Plate

Comments and Crit always appreciated!
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emberleo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Wow, I never got to try this method either. It sounds fun, though it's really nothing like a collagraph. =D Really well done.
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dkirbyj Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Hehehe... good to know. Now I need to figure out how I should categorize this. :P

(Thenkyu for the :+fav: )
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emberleo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Your welcome!

sorry, it's just every time I upload a printmaking piece, I click the category and see what others have uploaded lol. It's so rare that you can do that with printmaking and only see a few new pieces.

And honestly, I just looked at the categories again and you may have the closest choice...that or silkscreen. DA needs to expand! hehe.
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dkirbyj Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Meh... I just put it in Etchings. It sorta, kinda, somewhat sounds like Solar Plate... but without the acids. :P
To be honest, I have no idea what collagraph is, and Solar Plate printing is far less complicated than Silkscreen.
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emberleo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Basically collagraph consists of mod podging a matte board to seal it and then adding any materials to the board and sealing them down as well. People use things like string, hot glue, manilla folders (cut out), beads, nature materials like leaves...basically anything that can flatten or go through a press without breaking it. Collagraphs are great fun, you should try it out given the chance.:)
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Solar plate printing? I don't believe I've heard of that technique before. Anyway, I like the spin on the head in the cloud themes. What I mean is that you have literally put her head in the clouds and there's even little a little plane flying up there. She looks wonderfully happy, ecstatic as a matter of fact, in this one. I may just have to join her.
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dkirbyj Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Solar plate printing is prolly the fastest and easiest way of printing I tried in my class. You pretty much burn an image onto a "solar plate" in the light of the sun, then you develop it in some water. After that you ink it up and put it through a printing press. I got the image burned and multiple prints printed in less than 5 hours. I love it! :)

:D
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
That sounds like fun! And pretty quick too! I hope I get to try that process one day (even though I can't draw worth crap).
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susu-chan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
it's well done c: but I'm a little afraid of her smile xD ... (I smile sometimes like that to scare my friends or make fun of them xD)
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dkirbyj Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Well, in her imagination, she can smile however she likes! :XD:
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