I drew on expensive Dendril (multi-media vellum drafting film) in order to make a better image for silk screening. Dendril is semi-transparent, so I was hoping that I could use the original to burn directly to the screen. Also, Dendril holds my pencil lines much better than newsprint, so the original drawing is darker:
Ultimately I still made a copy machine transparency, to darken up the lighter lines. They did not wash out well, so that the final image in the silk screen lost a lot of detail lines, and ultimately lost volume. The print on Mexican Amate paper looks too flat and sparse:
I need to draw more on Dendril. Since it is transparent, I can also draw in layers like in Photoshop, with one piece of Dendril over the original, and add new elements. That way I can make multiple colored silk screen prints --after burning each Dendril drawing onto it's own screen, I can print with a different color on each screen.