Text Description On Pen And Ink Watercolour Sketches - Include? Or Don't Include?
I have done a number of watercolour pen and ink sketches, and since these are mostly done in sketchbooks, I write what it is, or where it was sketched, right next to the sketch. Sometimes I sketch them as part of a sketching challenge, so it will also say #101-81, #101-82, and so on.
What do you think of posting photos of these in FAA to make prints available? Bad idea? If someone wants to buy a print, do they generally prefer without anything written on the print?
To give you couple of examples :
I have a sketch that says:
Day 7 of 31, FoodieDelight -->
Calabrese Bread, garlic rub, Avocado
From Hotel Vittoria's
(I attached a picture of a sketch, but not sure if it will show)
I was prepared to have a negative opinion, but when I went through your, and agreeing with Tina, Charming portfolio, I firmly agree to keep the wording, for they become an integral part of the painting
I do have Photoshop, and I'm able to do simple stuff like adjusting the photo. I then learnt to lay signature over it (some of my earlier images had a signature issue) - took me forever to learn that 😆
I'll look into Photoscape! Thank you for the suggestion - never heard of it.
Testing - (I've been trying to post here for over half an hour - I keep getting bounced out to FAA's Home page).
So this worked...I'll try my message again:
Oh my…I woke up from my afternoon nap…and I discovered I have a little surprise!
Aww…Roger…thank you, that’s very sweet of you! I hope you enjoy your coffee in it! Have you been to Malta?
Susan – thank you, I’m happy you like them – the # is part of a (self-imposed) challenge – but I’ll keep that in mind & start eliminating the # in future. I’m thinking that it’s not necessary.
Bill Tomsa – that’s a lovely sketch…so yes, on case-by-case basis.
Jodi, Tina, Unofficial Abbie – thank you.
Bill Swartwout – I totally understand, believe me!
So what I’m taking away from this discussion is, have two versions – with & without. The only problem is…I’m running out of storage memory on my 500 GB computer …so for now I’ll evaluate them on a case-by-case basis!
This is the first time I've seen your work and it is beautiful. I love the colors combined and how your sketching looks detailed yet simple. I appreciate the insignia on the side. To me, this is honoring the Artist since the History I read had been too challenging for them in many avenues. I appreciate all of this conversation and glad you received great feedback already Vanaja!!
Lori, George - Thank you for your feedback, it is so helpful. (George, I never knew one could save & tag work on Instagram - see I learnt something new! Thank you!)
As artists I think we all struggle with our doubts at some point or the other, and I got my share of it last month when two major art shows that I applied to for the first time (online entries/pay fees) - all my entries got rejected. These were mostly acrylic landscape paintings.
So my doubts about what the hell I was doing, surfaced. I realize I'm "all over the place" --> acrylics, oils, watercolour sketches - stick to one medium, I tell myself, but alas! I don't! 😊.
There is a Heart icon on the left of the IG post and a bookmark icon on the right side. I do both most of the time. You can actually save the posts in your own private folders for viewing again and again.
Roger...you are right...because I can't help myself doing different things...I think I enjoy the "feel" of the different mediums so much. But hell, it makes for one expensive hobby!😀
George...I know the heart icon of course, but I had no idea the other was a bookmark....it's too funny, I just checked my a/c properly and discovered that inadvertently I have a few of my own "bookmarked" 😀