Marquesan Tiki Prints

here are some ‘Tiki Modern’ style prints I’ve been working on.

Above you can see some of the many sketches, variations and experiments I did, with different colours, patterns and facial styles.

Once I am happy with the drawing, I scan it and trace it digitally. You can see the final artwork below.

a tiki modern style print featuring stacked Marquesan style faces in brown and turquoise

This print is available to buy at my Society 6 shop.

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Screen Printing part 2

The next technique we learned in our screen printing class was photo stencilling.

You can turn almost any image into a photo stencil, but  simple black and white images make it easy to produce a good stencil.

After some messing around in my sketchbook, I managed to scribble this on the back of an envelope.Marquesan style Tiki mask

I then traced it digitally and printed it onto tracing paper. You can use tracing paper or acetate as your ‘film positive’ to expose a screen.

Here are the final prints.

Screen print of a Marquesan style maskAn oceanic mask with tribal patterns