moonboooots said: Hello! The internet seems a little divided on how to capture artwork for the purposes of printmaking. Some say to photograph one's work, while others claim scanning is the way to go. Which method do you use?
If it’s small, scan the hell out of it! Just make sure you have a high quality scanner. I use an Epson Perfection v500.
If it’s larger you can learn to scan the art in pieces and then “stitch” them together in photoshop. OR have them professionally photographed. There are services in big cities (sometimes directly through print studios) that will give you a hi-res scanned or photographed image of your art.
I personally go the DIY scanning route. It can be work intensive if it’s large though!
girlscreams-deactivated20130830 said: any advice you can give to somebody who is used to oil and struggles with watercolor? (me!)
Ahhh, hmm. I’ve been there. Started with watercolor, then oils, then watercolor again.
1. You can’t control it. Take time to learn it’s properties. There are no shortcuts for experimenting and learning!
2. You can’t paint over your mistakes, so try to plan a little ahead. Start out light and work your way darker.
3. Good quality paper and brushes are your friend. Cheap stuff will make your life a living hell, save yourself some pain and invest in some winsor & newton series 7 brushes. I’ve had mine for 3+ years and still good points on em! And get some good paper. Decide which papers you like best. The thicker the paper, the less wrinkling.
4. Experiment, experiment, experiment!
lightpoems said: WOW your work's amazing♥I'd like to know what type of paper you use and what do you use (i'm starting illustration and I'd like to try as many techniques as i can)xx
Thank you!~ I have a whole FAQ on supplies here. Hope that helps. It is super important to try as many styles as possible, combining techniques until you find your own.
escapismtorefresh-deactivated20 said: Have you ever thought of doing graphic novels?
Originally i wanted to be a graphic novelist when I was in college, but fell in love with painting more. I’d definitely still consider making one. I have plenty of stories inside me to tell. ♥
jasuumin-deactivated20130307 said: YOUR STYLE IS SO COOL, and you're portraits are awesome. Pardon if this has been previously asked, but what would you say your largest influences to your art would be?
Thanks! My favorite deceased artists are Gustav Klimt, Francisco de Goya, Henry Fuseli, Fragonard, and Frida Kahlo.
Contemporary artists are hard to single out. About six years ago I was very into Audrey Kawasaki, Stella Im Hultberg, Amy Sol, and Natalia Fabia. Since then i’ve been inspired by James Jean, Taylor McKimens, Yoshitomo Nara, and Aya Takano.
There are a lot of great artists out there. But I should mention that I don’t look directly at art a lot for inspiration & influence. I feed my brain with comics, design, food photography, fiction, film, and fashion. It helps me avoid my work looking directly like someone else’s.
I made a quick video on the supplies i use when painting. Pardon my voice, i’m still sick. Sounds like i smoked like 10 packs of cigarettes.
From now on, i’m gonna tag questions/ answers under “faq” or “wishcandy faq”. If you have any more questions, just ask! I’ll eventually get to them!