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The Fire Tower by MumblingIdiot The Fire Tower by MumblingIdiot
The next in my red and black series which currently also includes [link] and [link]

I find myself strangely drawn to fire towers, though I've never even seen one. It's farely in line with the unlikely fondness I feel for pylons, even though I recognise them as the great blighters of the countryside. Towering, skeletal giants strung out across the landscape linking everything together. Fire Towers are even better because they're usually in a forest and have a cool little room on the top.

When I've done a few more I want to do some prints of this series. I'm definitely going to try and screenprint one or two, but as for the others, or as some kind of full set, how would you like to see these? I know very little about how the world of art prints works so I'm curious as to what people would be interested in paying for if I did go for it.
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KristenSpork Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   General Artist
:lol: Wonderful design! I love the geometric forms. I think I'm just into triangle trees in general.
FireTriangle Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I love it!
lizzybeth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Aww that sucks. Did you graduate? I don't know if there'd be studios around, it's so dependent on what's in the area. I think your best bet would to look for any sort of school with printmaking classes and seeing if you could talk your way in, or possibly find a local not for profit community art school/center. You might even be able to find a local shop which does custom printing and could work something out with them. After all printing t-shirts isn't very different from printing on paper, all that really changes is the type of ink and emulsion and the mesh count that you use. I'd offer to print them in exchange for a cut of the prints if I wasn't taking summer classes and had the time, although you might be able to find someone else with the equipment and know-how who'd be willing to do something similar.

Also, I you can't find the right color of paper perhaps you could stain it in a soak/bath with something like watered down acrylic or even tea. I'm not sure if you'd get problems in evenness of stain with entire sheets of paper though, but it is a possibility.
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional
Thanks for the advice! Yeah I have graduated now, unfortunately. Out on my own. And probably the least likely person to be able to sweet talk anyone, but you never know. I guess my best bet is to ask around and find out what other people who've been selling screenprints have been doing.
lizzybeth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I'd definitely be interested in buying one of these screen printed. I'd pay 50$. You could definitely charge more though, I'm just a poor student. I'd see this being a bit toward the larger scale, like 12X18 or 18X24" in an edition of 50-200. Once you get everything set up screen printing goes pretty fast, especially if you've got another person help you move things along. Screen printing's pretty easy too so long as you've got decent equipment, follow directions, and keep an eye on details along the way.
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional
I've annoyingly missed the opportunity to do it at my university now so I don't know what to do. Are there studios you can go where they'll help you do it? I know you can make a setup yourself but I feel like I'd probably fuck it up.

This series is annoying me too as I'd have to find some seriously yellowed paper, because that colour looks real fugly when it's printed. I had such high hopes.
surfender Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
amazing style, and perfect choice of colors. good job!
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional
Thank you!
MikkelSommer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Loving this!
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
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