42cm x 70cm - 16,5" x 27,6"
Edition of 45 - Signed & Numbered
Handprinted by Drukte, Ghent
Hubert -one of the theatermakers- suggested to do something with the Pest Doctor.
That was a useful starting point. The plan was to make an image that is dark but at the same time playful.
This is my first screenprint experience since artschool, a decade ago.
To be continued...
Some imagery to get in the mood: medieval miniatures, the Pest Doctor, play cards, neo-medieval holy cards,...
I like the decorative style and the geometric stylization of the architecture.
I started with the central image - Rough pencil sketch postcard-size
Tracing on the lightbox
I was curious how the castle would look like without the contour lines
I'm not so satisfied with the monk's face. The style is a bit to realistic and detailed to fit the rest.
The character in my first sketch was more appealing.
1. First Sketch - 2. Inked - 3. New inked version based on the first sketch (and pasted in digitally)
That's more like it...
Extra work but the handdrawn lettering fits the drawn image better.
For the ornaments I was inspired by some holy cards.
I put the image toghether and coloured the doctor
Remains to be done: medieval floral ornaments + a falcon and a rat
To also have more jagged edges -like the pest doctor- I use a bit of the photoshop filter glass rimpel.
You can see what I mean in the woman's chin and neck.