I thought it would be fitting to start out the new year -- the new decade!! -- with a little gallery of my drawings I created as a member of the #dailycreating Facebook group, hostessed by Visual Artist and Creative Encourager Terry Runyan. Since the last posting of drawings was of my July favorites, I hereby present to you those from August 2019.
Each Sunday, Terry announces a week's worth of prompts on the #dailycreating group. The prompts are optional. Some people in the group never pay attention to the prompts, while others, like me, follow them religiously. I just like the idea of having an "assignment" for each day. Some of these prompts succeed in making me create way outside my comfort zone. Other times, I loosely interpret the prompt and make it my own.
For example, this week all the prompts have to do with cooking. The prompt for today was Pots & Pans. Not wanting to just draw pots and pans, I searched my brain for subject matter that could be associated with that prompt. Something that I would be interested in drawing. What better candidate for this drawing than the Muppets' Swedish Chef? I drew the Swedish Chef with a big pot in front of him that contains a smiling chicken.
Anyway, every month or so, I have been posting on my blog a handful of my favorites from a specific month. Now, as I noted, we are up to August. Following you will find 11 of them. Above each drawing I will note what the prompt for that day was, as well as any other information I have on the subject matter.
I am excited to report that my daughter, Emily, is working with me on learning how to get some of my drawings ready for printing as Giclee Prints. So far, I have had two prints made, and I am delighted with the quality!
Giclee printing is described as a process that uses fade resistant, archival inks along with archival substrates to print on large format printers. Prints made in this manner will last in excess of 100 years!
Once I get my feet totally drenched in this process -- without needing Emily lurking in the next room to be my troubleshooter -- I plan on having some of my drawings made into Giclee prints. This said, I will be offering any of my drawings for sale.
The drawings I show in my posts are not the quality you will find in prints. I merely take a quick photo of the day's drawing in the morning so I can share it on Facebook with the #dailycreating group members. The drawings that will be made into prints will be fussed over and made as perfect and as close to the original as possible. Of course, through this process, I am also able to remove or correct any flaws that may show up on the originals.
Please contact me if this interests you.
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The Small Print: Please remember that these are photos of my original artwork and are not to be reproduced in any manner without my express consent. Thank you for respecting this.