I made a short video of the process of screen printing my 2 color Amanita Muscaria Mushroom Shaman reindeer t shirt design.
The design is based on an ink drawing I had done while studying Siberian Shamanism. The shamanic cultures of Siberia often herd reindeer and consider them sacred animals.
There are many interesting theories relating to the consumption and use of the Amanita Muscaria in relationship to the Yule celebration. One in particular, is that the idea of flying reindeer came from the shared experience of the reindeer eating the mushrooms and then people would also partake. Then when all of the beings were good and tripping, the deer would jump around and the humans would perceive them to be flying. Of course, that is just a theory but an interesting one no doubt 🙂
In this video, you can see my original artwork and then the two color process of me screen printing the reindeer t shirt with that design. Enjoy the wonder!
Amanita Muscaria Reindeer shirt is available in the Closet of Mysteries Shop.
I recently completed some new artwork for a Mushroom Shaman shirt design. It was a fun project that I made a nifty little time lapse video of some of the final stages. In this video, I introduce the use of a voice over. It is an amazing tool that can deliver a lot of very important information. One day, I hope to use the VO tool for that purpose.
I had been wanting to make a Mushroom Shaman shirt design for quite a while. When I sat down to finally put it together, this design sort of popped into my head. I began by sketching the different components of the design. From those, I created a pencil drawing of the entire composition. In order reproduce the image as a screen print, I finished the line art in acrylic ink.
This video includes a time lapse of the entire inking process along with my awesome aforementioned voiceover.
Once the inking process was complete, I scanned the work and cleaned it up for output onto film which will be used to make the screen print stencil.
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