What To Spend Time On.
You should put maximum effort and time into every drawing, so that everything can be perfect, you can take even up to 1 – 2 months to complete. Try to get every piece to have the perfect texture, shadows, highlights, buckles, notches, the crinkles in the leather and the crisscross in the hair so it looks real. The largest amount of time may go into getting the best variations of gray in the pencil drawings. If you get all these correct then your drawings are going to look very realistic and professional.
Different Ways To Reproduce Your Work.
You can sell your Art work to the public in a number of different ways
You could sell the original piece of artwork if it is available.
Limited Edition Giclee Prints
Giclee Prints offers museum quality giclee prints from our original pencil drawings. (Really, these aren’t photos, they’re drawings!) Giclee prints are created using high resolution scans of the original artwork which are then printed on 100% cotton paper using archival ink. This printing process is superior to lithography in nearly every way. Giclees are more expensive to produce but the result is a superior fine art piece.
Certificate of Authenticity
Make sure that each piece of artwork includes a unique signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity as your guarantee of a genuine piece of art work from the dealer. Make sure that each print is carefully inspected for quality before it is signed and numbered. Make the COA attached to the back of the artwork in an acid free sleeve but the recommend placing the COA with your other important papers as proof of ownership should loss or damage occur. You can also include a care sheet with tips for proper care of your print, and recommendations for placement when hanging your artwork to give it the longest life possible.
Matting And Framing
Almost all of your artwork will be sold framed. Why? Because they look the most professional and they are ready to mount in some ones home straight away. Giclee Prints are mounted and matted with archival materials including acid free mat, acid free foam core and acid free mounting hinges. Each artwork includes a special laser engraved title plaque. The frames are crafted by Uniquely Northwest in a soft satin black finish. They are simple and elegant in design and will work with most every decor. If you decide to hang several as a group you know they’ll look great together.
Giclee Prints are made from 100% cotton rag, to give you a print made with one of the purest forms of cellulose. It is an acid free archival quality paper, buffered with calcium carbonate to combat acid attack that finished prints may encounter from air pollution.
For longevity, try and use only top quality archival ink. This type of ink has far greater fade resistance than the equivalent dye based ink. This results in the best possible fine art reproduction.As with original artwork, your giclee prints should be framed behind glass and displayed away from direct sunlight.
Environment of Display
The most important environmental factors in displaying prints are light, relative humidity, and temperature. Both visible and ultraviolet light can deteriorate images. The careful placement of framed artwork on inside walls away from sources of direct sunlight, extreme heat or cold will prolong their life.