SuicideGirls Screenprint!

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I recently had the pleasure of illustrating a poster for Suicide Girls’ Ballroom Blitz tour.  This bad ass poster is an 8 color screenprint that measures at 18X24!

I’m really happy with the way it all came together and I’d love to give you a quick look into my process of creating this piece:

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As always, it’s starts with some brainstorming in the sketchbook. The show is sort of like a unique twist on a  burlesque show, but in total Suicide Girls fashion. There’s fire, tattoos and all kinds of craziness and I wanted to try my best to evoke that in the design.

Through those scribbles, I was able to narrow it down to a few  ideas:

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We ultimately decided to go with this one:

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So I got started on it and after the pencils were all done (I forgot to document that stage, sorry), it was time to ink it all up. Here’s a look at the black and white version:

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They sent me some reference of some of the performers in the show and I did my best to represent several of them in the final piece. As you can see, I just had a little place holder for where the text would go, as the final text details hadn’t all been worked out by then.

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And ta da! This was the final colored file that I sent to the screen printer who did a wonderf ul job printing this up!

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If you’re interested in owning one of these posters, please check out my online shop for more info: https://www.etsy.com/listing/247296752/suicidegirls-ballroom-blitz-silkscreen

Other than at the shows themselves, that’s the only other place these posters are available, so they’re certainly limited!

Thanks so much for reading and hope you enjoyed the little walk through of my process on this.

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thomaspitilli

Thomas Pitilli is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been featured in such publications as New York Times, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Billboard, Complex Magazine, Juxtapoz, and many more. To view more of Thomas' work, please check out his website at: thomaspitilli.com

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