As you might imagine I draw birds a lot. Many folks have suggested that I sell bird drawings or painting or sketches or prints. I also would like something that can be quickly reproduced for repeat sales. (I’m always a little jealous of artists that sell prints. How I would love to quickly and inexpensively reproduce a carving that took me 3-4 hours to produce and sell it again!)
I’ve developed five or six 5″ x 7″ bird portraits. Pictured here is a first color study.
I see several options and would be interested in advise or opinions.
1) I could do a few of these, scan them and sell the originals and digital prints.
2) I could scan the black and white outlines, print them digitally and hand color each print.
3) I could scan the black and white outlines and have plates made to letterpress the outlines and hand color.
Each option has pros and cons. I love the last option but the plates are expensive. It can also be a lot of work getting clean prints — but boy are they snazzy!