As I mentioned in my other post, QUALITY is my number one factor in providing goods.
I will. not. compromise. when it comes to what I decide to offer.
When I thought about producing prints of anything that I lettered, calligraphy or brush script, I kept getting hung up on the 'how' of it all, as in "how do I offer the same quality and look of the original?"
My obvious choice came down to just that. I had to offer made to order originals in limited quantities to feel OK about it all.
Having everything made to order meant that I would provide quality while not burning myself out on production. Every print would be authentic, with minor variances in color or letter formation that naturally happen.
I felt good about taking another leap and feeling comfortable with the product I was providing.
Why not offer digitally rendered prints? I wasn't satisfied with the quality. Period. When you change anything from a handmade form and render it digitally, some things just change.
With some things I am perfectly fine, but this wasn't cutting it for me.
I have, in fact, had digital offerings that I have been completely comfortable with in the end.
Since I am viewing these prints more as handmade art, authenticity was super important to me.
I love the subtle variances that happen with each one.
I use india ink with a water brush on cold press watercolor paper and you just can duplicate that look and feel digitally.
Maybe I am picky, but I would rather be picky than be unsatisfied with the overall quality.
Additionally since every art print is made to order, I won't be sitting on stacks of already made prints that may or may not be purchased. That is one less thing to worry about.
Here's to taking chances, manifesting my dreams, and doing the work! :)