365 Sketches

Hello and welcome to my site.

Herein I present the 365 sketches.

Drawn by me, each and every day during 2015.
Hi my name is Eric Willis. I am an artist. Please indulge a short story.

I have wanted to draw with a digital tablet for a long time. I have toyed with a tablet and pen looking onscreen as you drew. Didn’t work for me. I painted instead. Late in 2014 I discovered I could draw on my phone with a blunt pencil using a free app. It amazed me. I now had a digital sketchbook in hand. I began Sketching every day. Within weeks I began using the iPad and found a quality drawing application. I was off on the quest of digital drawing.

Now these are digital drawings of course. I do say drawings as I use a pencil device of sorts to manipulated pixels by touching the surface of the iPad. I pick colors and brushes and layers and transparency and of course the content. What will I draw today mum?

That was the hardest part.

At that time I was inspired by an artist friend who was drawing and posting every day. It really impressed me, so I decided to commit to the challenge of drawing digitally every day in 2015 myself.

I really did enjoyed drawing every day and posting. I Learnt heaps, more importantly I got to express and play and mix and blend and just muck about, a lot. I’m really not sure how I could continue some weeks. But I did. I had committed myself to the journey. So I just drew, every day. 365 times. I told myself I’m doing this for me and my art practice. I allowed myself space to fail… or not. Sometimes a drawing did not ‘work’ or I was not completely satisfied with what happened, c’est la vie. it happeneds, On to the next. Only 24 hours in a day, right? NEXT.

I am proud of myself for completing the 365 Sketches on New Year’s evening 2015. A big thank you goes out to all those that supported my efforts all year with support and many likes. Thank you!

All of the 365 series sketches are available for you via a framed Giclee Print. See below for information on the Giclee printing process.

Every 8×10 inch canvas Giclee is stretched on an 8×10 wood stretcher frame. A quality black box frame finishes off the piece (See detail below) framed size 10 x 12 x 1 and a quarter inch.

Top quality materials used.

Image, signed and numbered 1 of 365.

Framed Front

 

Framed Back

Frame Detail

 

Thank you.

Eric

Gallery

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Below are some past paintings and work.

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Giclee information.

Giclee prints are a revolutionary new way of reproducing accurately paintings, drawings or artwork. And have become very popular with artist wishing to sell their art to a wider audience.

About Giclee Printing:
The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) – The French word “Giclee” is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb “gicler” meaning “to squirt”. In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting or digital drawing.

Giclée (zhee-clay) n. 1. a type of digital fine-art print. 2. Most often associated with reproductions; a giclée is a multiple print or exact copy of an original work of art that was created by conventional means (painting, drawing, etc.) and then reproduced digitally, typically via inkjet printing. First use in this context by Jack Duganne in 1991, Los Angeles, California

The Term: The term “Giclee print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The Giclee printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction. Archival quality ensures that the prints are light-fast and non-water soluble.

The Process: Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Colour to 12-Colour ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Colour ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.

 

Very good reference website.
COLIN BAILEY
ARTIST & PRINTMAKER
Etchings and Giclee prints
of Rye, Hastings and the
East Sussex Coast.

http://www.limitededitionprints.info/gicleeexplained.html