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Old 02-11-2020, 10:26 AM
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Great stuff! Your work reminds me of the great tradition of British political satirical cartooning. I just had a look again at James Gillray's cartoons. In colour no less, given his work was over 200 years ago.
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Kolinsky,

Thanks so much for the complimentary comparison. I wasn't aware of Gillray, but now that I've looked at it I'll be spending some time in research because the surreal quality is definitely in his work as well.
This process of going from portraiture using references, to whimsical, to political has changed everything for me. It's been a complete mental shift not only in how I create artwork but more importantly - why I create artwork. I've always marveled at artists who have truly found a style. They create work that is obviously theirs and they make no apologies for what or how it's made. Before I felt like I had a skill. I could use colored pencils like paint to mimic a reference photo to near photographic quality. Now I see my work and feel like I can finally say, "This is me".
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Thanks so much for the complimentary comparison. I wasn't aware of Gillray, but now that I've looked at it I'll be spending some time in research because the surreal quality is definitely in his work as well.
This process of going from portraiture using references, to whimsical, to political has changed everything for me. It's been a complete mental shift not only in how I create artwork but more importantly - why I create artwork. I've always marveled at artists who have truly found a style. They create work that is obviously theirs and they make no apologies for what or how it's made. Before I felt like I had a skill. I could use colored pencils like paint to mimic a reference photo to near photographic quality. Now I see my work and feel like I can finally say, "This is me".




It's a great thing for an artist to find their voice, one to which they can apply their skill, bravo! Perhaps you'll enjoy this episode of "The Secret of Drawing" episode 2, roughly from the 15:58 to 22:28 it goes over the arc of political cartooning, touching upon Gillray, and also the grandfather of them all, Hogarth. Cheers!
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Thanks for the video link! There are now a total of 7 in the series. I have people asking about prints. I've never created prints from work before. The research I've done makes me anxious about the expense vs. the pay off. Giclee seems to the way to go to get the detail but the scanning fees and 30 - 50 bucks per print makes the expense of a print for customers around 125 bucks minimum. That seems high and I don't know if I'd end up making the initial investment back. I DON'T want to sell the originals. Any advice in this area?
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Thanks for the video link! There are now a total of 7 in the series. I have people asking about prints. I've never created prints from work before. The research I've done makes me anxious about the expense vs. the pay off. Giclee seems to the way to go to get the detail but the scanning fees and 30 - 50 bucks per print makes the expense of a print for customers around 125 bucks minimum. That seems high and I don't know if I'd end up making the initial investment back. I DON'T want to sell the originals. Any advice in this area?


Yes, making prints can be an expensive process. I did it with photos, and they too were about 125 - 175 when sold, just covering my costs and the percentage to the gallery - tiny profit. I'm not sure how it could be done more economically. Maybe in the business forum there could be some advice?
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