Bicycle Bloom is an Illustration I originally created for ARTCRANK DC. I screen-printed a limited edition for the 2014 show by hand (my first time silk-screening, EVER!). Have a look at my process, below. If you missed the show, you can still purchase a print in my online shop.
I sketched several concepts of bikes, and landed on illustrating my own bike among the DC cherry blossoms! Here are a few photos of my process.
One of my (many!) initial pencil sketches.
One of my (many!) initial pencil sketches.
All of the films gathered for the three colors I printed.
All of the films gathered for the three colors I printed.
Silk screen ready to print.
Silk screen ready to print.
First color down.
First color down.
Second color printing.
Second color printing.
Using acetate to register the different colors.
Using acetate to register the different colors.
Signing my print edition. Photo by Francis Tatem / BicycleSPACE
Signing my print edition. Photo by Francis Tatem / BicycleSPACE
Signing my print edition. Photo by Francis Tatem / BicycleSPACE
Signing my print edition. Photo by Francis Tatem / BicycleSPACE
The ARTCRANK show was a HUGE success! I'm proud to have made one of the very few designs that sold out of the entire edition! Although I'm out of the original silk-screened art, you can still grab a print of Bicycle Bloom in my online shop​​​​​​​
Bicycle Bloom also got selected for the 2020 Bike ART calendar produced by Amber Lotus Publishing, and is available for other licensing projects.

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