Making: Revisiting work

I made up new postcard sharing about the silkscreen portraits I make, I’ll have this card as a takeaway at this coming Artwalk.
I used to do quite a few Silk Screen Portraits and Commission pieces and I would really like to do more.
I included some of the older portraits and various other pieces on canvas.
If your interested send me an email!
Most of the portraits were $50.00-$200.00, and are 9″x12″ and larger.
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  1. bethany April 3, 2008 at 5:13 am #

    this is great miriam!

  2. Anonymous April 14, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

    Hi Miriam,

    Do you have tips about what makes a photo work well for conversion to a silkscreen portrait? I’m totally interested in the look of the final product, and am going to have some portrait photos taken soon. Do I need to ask that some exposures are taken at higher contrast, lower light, or any special treatment? (I’m a photo dummy, so whatever you say to me, I’ll say to the photographer.)


  3. miriamdema April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    hey tiara!
    to get a good screen image a few things that help are
    -high contrast
    -no to little background
    -or background that relates to what the person is doing.
    it also helps if the persons clothes have some interest and contrast so that they don’t look like a blob of black or white.
    imagine that the color image is going to be reduced down to high contrast black and white to get an idea of how the end result will look. then color can be added back in with layers behind the source image.