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Tree Dancing with Colours

Discussion in 'Tilted Art, Photography, Music & Literature' started by kramus, Dec 29, 2011.

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Reworking an un-numbered print - Cool or Uncool

  1. Burn them, break your own thumbs, and begone from the presence of man!

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  2. Hey, great idea! Show me more!

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  3. Whatever - the drawing is yours to do what you want with.

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  1. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    I have a link on my website for people to purchase prints (a third party site - I get a percentage of their fee, they do all the work). A woman saw my work and loved the Tree Dancers, and contacted me to tell me she was a real fan of the series, and ordered a bunch of prints. In a follow-up to our email exchange I asked her how the prints she bought looked, and she told me that actually the large ones were disappointing. The other day I took a good look at the files and realized that they were irretrievably bad (the originals have long since been sold). So I pulled the files from the site. But I felt really bad about the woman who was all excited for her purchase and then let down by the prints.

    So I decided that I would do something that (as the original artist) I feel is ok. I made 8x10 prints of a few of the files on a light card stock. And then I coloured them in with pencil crayons and touched them up with pencil & fine line pen. Now I need to email the woman who originally bought them and ask if it is ok for her to give me a snail mail address where I can send these re-created drawings as a recompense.

    Here are a couple of original drawings, and their colourized do-over. I'd be interested to hear what people think of the concept of an artist reworking a print this way, and of the end product itself.

    Flowing Dancer
    Flowing Tree Dancer (Large).jpg

    8x10 Coloured Flowing Dancer
    8x10 coloured Flowing Dancer 800 size.jpg

    Tree Dancer in Flight
    Tree Dancer in Flight (Large).jpg

    8x10 Coloured Tree Dancer in Flight
    8x10 coloured Tree Dancer in Flight 800 size.jpg
     
  2. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    Dancing Forth
    Dancing Forth 13x19 (Large).jpg

    8x10 Coloured Dancing Forth
    8x10 coloured Dancing Forth 800 size.jpg
     
  3. Manic

    Manic Getting Tilted

    Location:
    NYC
    It seems to me the only potential problem could be in her expecting monochrome images as proper recompense. However if she was easy-going enough not to complain or demand a refund then she may appreciate these colored versions.

    As for you being an artist, reworking prints and editions and all that, why trouble yourself with the concerns of a collector? It's your stuff, do what you want with it.
     
  4. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    Manic - she isn't expecting anything. I had asked her to give me feedback and she told me the larger items looked a little blurry, but she thought it maybe had to do with the glossy surface they were printed on. This is entirely something I'm doing on my own, for my own satisfaction. That and it is interesting to see how the work looks with colour in it. I find it akin to several of my ink line drawings that have had colour put on them either as a final stage in the the process or as an add-on to an art-card.
     
  5. Manic

    Manic Getting Tilted

    Location:
    NYC
    Well then I'm sure she'll be delighted. I would be.
     
  6. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    That's the plan Manic :)

    The last one I'm doing in this series for now. I'll pick my favourite 2 and if I get the go-ahead I'll send them off.

    The Arched Dancer
    The Arched Dancer (Large).jpg

    8x10 Coloured The Arched Dancer
    8x10 coloured Arched Dancer 800 size.jpg
     
  7. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    I wanted to see how some other Dancers look in colour. I think they look nice, actually. That last one posted above - The Arched Dancer - my Lady didn't know there was a bird in the drawing until she saw the coloured version :) It goes to show what a fresh look at something can give you.

    The Swift
    The Swift final (Large).jpg

    The Swift coloured
    8x10 coloured The Swift 800 size.jpg

    Lotus Dancer
    Lotus Dancer test mod (Large).jpg

    Lotus Dancer coloured
    8x10 coloured Lotus Dancer 800 size.jpg

    The Wistful Prince
    The Wistful Prince (Large).jpg

    The Wistful Prince coloured
    8x10 coloured Wistful Prince 800 size.jpg
     
  8. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    A Bit of News
    A Bit of News (Large).jpg

    A Bit of News coloured
    8x10 coloured A Bit of News 800 size.jpg

    A Traveling Companion
    A Traveling Companion 8x10 (Large).jpg

    A Traveling Companion coloured
    8x10 coloured Traveling Companion 800 size.jpg
     
  9. Canthook

    Canthook Vertical

    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Stunning as always. Have you considered trying to photoshop all the tree-ladies into one picture creating a sort of forest of awesome?
     
  10. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    Thanks Canthook. Never thought of that photochopping a forest up thing. Have thought of drawing them though - a lot of things have been thought out and the process would go a bit quicker, even if I do make a lot of changes.

    The last for a bit.

    Partners in the Dance
    Partners in the Dance 8x10 2011 (Large).jpg

    Partners in the Dance coloured
    8x10 coloured Partners in the Dance 800 size.jpg

    My Dancer
    My Dancer (Large).jpg

    My Dancer coloured - the first shall be last, as they say. This one was the first large-scale Tree Dancer I drew. My Lady's 5 year anniversary present.
    8x10 My Dancer coloured 800 size.jpg
     
  11. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    *bump*
    Insomnia has me browsing old threads of mine. I like these re-imagined pieces and thought to re-share. My sibs got the original recoloured drawings. The rest have been sold over the years. They also got turned into art cards and prints on photo paper which have sold at art shows from time to time. All in all they turned out rather nicely :)