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THE BLOG

For Ido Portal

I’m stoked to announce my most recent poster! Anyone who has ever trained with Ido Portal knows his famous phrase: “You are weak, my friend… ” So here it is, my silent motivator which I will print in the nearest future and hang it at my training place. Thank you, Ido Portal, I am really fortunate to know you. You are the pure inspiration.

I want to thank Chris Linhares for the great photo of Ido he took during one of the workshops which I used for reference. Thumbs up! I’ve also included some high-res and process screenshots down there if you are interested. Enjoy!

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Ideas sketch.

Digital sketch. Thinking about shadows and highlight areas.

My custom background ink washes.

The enemy

Here is a fun project I had on my mood board for quite a while already. The idea popped into my head after the Vipassana meditation course that we took in India. Who is he…? The most powerful and the only enemy of mine?

That was so great. Nice weather, photography, me busting out capoeira moves.. Thank you, YeBing for helping me out with photo session, really appreciate it.

How to silkscreen a T-shirt

Recently I’ve got the first silkscreen experience while making a T-shirt design for the Capoeira hangzhou group. The process is really interesting especially with the Chinese worker’s creativity tending to cut manufacturing costs by any means. Have a look…

Printing our design on a transparent plastic paper.

Preparing the “silk screen”.

Drying.

After the wax is completely dry we need to “burnout” our design from the waxed silk screen. On the picture: The guy is putting our design and the screen on top of UV lamps.

Then he said: “Actually this kind of light is a bit dangerous so I’d better cover the whole thing with my coat… ”

Washing out the wax from the “burned” spots. Making a stencil…

White spots – no wax.

Using the pressurized water jet to reveal a very thin lines.

They use chopsticks to stir the paint.

Drying again and covering unwanted spots with a sticky tape.

Defining the place of our design on T–shirt.