I recently finished a lithograph for the Themed Portfolio that I am organizing for the 2012 Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) conference in March this year. Here are some photographs from the process…
I decided to use the format of Toile patterns for my wallpaper print. I like how the Toile patterns are both sort of a landscape and a pattern. This was my first time making work using patterns, so it took me a little while figuring out how this works. Below is a photo of my sketchbook showing my process of trying to figure out the Toile patterning.
I realized that there are usually four sections in a diamond shape that repeats to make a Toile pattern. You can see below that I have a basic diamond pattern underneath the clear film that I was drawing on.
I used india ink and a nib pen to draw the image on Velvet Tone film. Once I completed drawing this one “unit”, I scanned this image, and printed out on several sheets of paper, and then placed it under the initial drawing on the Velvet Tone film, and copied it, repeating the pattern. I do the drawing on this clear sheet so that I can use it as a film for the photo lithograph. Here’s a picture of the photo litho plate that I made using the finished film.