|Otis Frizzell's initial drawing of a Tiki|
Once Otis was happy with the design he tried a few colour variations because the sugar skulls are very colourful and ornate. To make sure he gets the symmetry in his tiki series Otis revealed that "I often only draw half and when I reckon I'm there, I scan the drawings and flip them. It's worth noting that this is the only process I use my computer for. Everything else is hand done."
|Actual stencil used in screenprinting process|
The actual screenprinting then begins, Otis says "I take each stencil and spray directly onto the film to make the screens (like I was saying, I like to keep it as hands on as possible). That way there are human imperfections on the screens. When things get too perfect they lose the human touch. The final result is a beautiful edition of signed and numbered prints". To buy all prints available by Otis Frizzell, including the La Fiesta Del Tiki featured in this article please go to the Otis Frizzell prints collection at NZ's specialist art print store, New Zealand Fine Prints.