I enjoy all the processes of creating my own prints from my art and have done so for many years, for: cards, stationery sets, broach illustrations; to make my handmade illustrated books; for framing, or to tack it up on the wall.. and just for fun!
At first, I had a colour copier/printer, which did a pretty good job. I also used the copiers at our Community house, office supply store, or school. It was a fairly straightforward operation: lay down the drawing/watercolour on the scanner part, make some small colour adjustments, then push start.
Nowadays, the technology available for these activities is outstanding! Though I don’t use a computer, as such: for me, it’s an iPad – with a keyboard attached, a big help – and my Epson (fade resistant, pigment ink) printer, that enables me to continue to make my own prints.
I’ve discovered, by: research, trial and error, and lots of practice, relatively simple ways to make good quality prints of my iPad art.
And much of what I’ve learnt, I also apply to making prints of my art in traditional art media. I share about my printing processes, on my page (and in some blog posts) “Printing iPad and Traditional Art”.
I was mostly bringing my: watercolours, pencil drawings, paintings etc…into the iPad by using the “Scanner Pro” app, but it’s been glitchy lately, so I’m now using the iPad camera.
Here’s a link, to some posts where I’ve used the “Scanner app”.
I’m getting better at editing, which I do in the iPad’s photo section, and along the way I do small artist “proof” prints, till I get the result I want.
A link below to my recent Instagram post of another print example.
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I make art prints of some of my iPad drawings, and enjoy the challenge of sometimes making prints of my art in traditional media. This is an inkjet art print I made of my watercolour and inkpen painting, printed on lovely, Kozo inkjet paper. I did the original artwork in one of my handmade sketchbooks – as seen in the second image. The 3rd pic is a quick video – where I soften the edges of the image in the Procreate app. I also use various non-inkjet (eco friendly) papers to provide beautiful surfaces to print on… Sometimes after I make a print from a work in traditional media, it can help me see changes I may make to the original artwork… I share about my printing processes on my website. #watercolour #inkpen #artprint #inkjetprint #procreate #australianartist #gippslandartist
Thankful† for all my art opportunities.
Have a great day! Stay safe.