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Canvas & PapeR
Prints can be done on a variety of materials. The most common are paper and canvas. Paper prints are more affordable and have a faster turnaround time, but canvas prints preserve colors/textures and are less likely to wrinkle.
Paper and canvas come in various degrees of glossiness (from matte to high-gloss). High-gloss offers the most vivid colors and the classic photo-album look. Matte (anti-gloss) keeps the ink from glaring and resembles studio paint rather than photography.
The prints in my shop are all printed on exhibition matte polyester canvas.
There are two paper measurement systems; North American and International (ISO).
My prints are listed as ISO.
ISO has A1-A10 sizes (small sizes generally used for letters/fliers/books), and B1-B10 sizes (medium to large dimensions generally used for signs and posters).
Prints in my store are all one of 3 sizes:
(9.8 x 13.9 inches / 250 millimeters x 353 millimeters)
(13.9 in x 19.7 in / 353 millimeters x 500 millimeters)
(19.7 inches x 27.8 inches / 500 millimeters x 707 millimeters)
ink & PRINTING
There are two main types of printing methods; offset (lithography) and digital (inkjet). With offset printing, the print shop creates a plate that the ink will be applied to, then the plate is pressed to the canvas or paper. With digital printing, the printer prints ink directly onto the canvas or paper. Offset is more cost-efficient for large sets of prints, while digital works best for small sets.
Giclée is the name given to high-quality digital fine art prints.
The prints in my store are all giclée digital prints printed with waterproof pigment ink.
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If you've still got any questions, contact me via email or shoot me a message on social media!
All artworks in this store are prints, not drawings (dry media) or paintings (wet media). My final artworks are sent digitally to a giclée print shop, where they are printed, then shipped. The fine matte canvas thread combined with the waterproof pigment ink appear like paint at first glance and this style of printing makes detail possible at a scale I wouldn't be able to achieve with a pen or paintbrush alone. For more information about Canvas, Sizing, Inks, and Printing, please see the section at the top of this page!
- Hand-Signed Waterproof Canvas Print
- Free International Shipping
- 10% Off Your Second Purchase
- I process your order within 24 hours (on weekdays)!
- The giclée print shop takes 1-2 weeks to print the artwork.
- After the artwork is printed, the artwork is shipped and takes 1-2 weeks to arrive.
- You will receive an email with a tracking number as soon as the artwork is shipped!
You're welcome to frame your canvas, but the good thing about this canvas material is that it is made to look great without a frame. I've written a blog post here on how to hang your artwork straight onto your wall!
- I latch onto images that come to me in song lyrics, bike rides, books, conversations, or dreams. Almost all of my art starts as these kinds of scribbles in my journals.
- I might sit on that idea for weeks to months. When the idea feels ready, I start to go back and forth between sketching (pencil), inking (pen, quill, or digital), recoloring (digital), textures, and layout. I don't stick to a certain style and there's no single equation I use in my creative process.
- During all of this, I rely heavily on routine, which gets me to my desk so that the art can take over. Somewhere in all of that mess, I let go of the first image I had in mind for the project, and I let the artwork tell me where it's trying to go.
- These illustrations start as pen and pencil drawings and finish as digital paintings. The important linework always happens in pen or pencil first, then a lot of the color layering happens digitally. The final product may be canvas prints, but I strive to hold onto to that hand-drawn feel by playing with color simply and honestly. For each finished canvas print I complete, I end up with several hand-drawn draft sketches and at least one final sketch in ink, which are kept instead of sold.