Technically prints are easy to do right? You draw the work once, scan it and then print it multiple times and feel happy about all the money that would get you? Wrong. I just spent 2 hours digitalizing a few lines of calligraphy and my fingers hurt from that.
Digitalizing works I’ve come to realise is a tedious process – editing colours, and then masking the backgrounds. At the same time, you need to check that you don’t miss any random paint spots that would show up on your print.
It gets more exciting when you think you want to foil something. I’ve been grumbling to myself over the past 2 hours whilst working on vectorizing my name.
Vectorizing is actually something the computer does that is somewhat related to Mathematics, but I’m not the best at this so… In very layman terms, vectorizing helps my writing look neater on digital, and allows me to expand my vectorized graphic 200% larger than it originally is. Which leads me to my next question:
Vectorizing gets ride of the jagged edges of the drawing and also allows for it to be blown up to humongous sizes. Of course, again, even with the perks of vectorizing I might stylistically choose not to vectorize a watercolour piece, as that causes it to lose its dreamy blends.
Well now that I’m pretty much done with my vectorizing work, I don’t see the need to rant so much. But hopefully this gives you some insight to the hard work that goes into each of the prints that we have lovingly created for you.
Would you like learn how to digitalize works? And does anyone have a more efficient way of doing this outlining?