What is involved with a commission?
This is a photo screen print process so firstly I need a photograph of the subject, which I prefer to take, as there are specific technical requirements. It also allows me to meet and get to know the sitter as well as styling them for a suitable silhouette image.
I use a studio light and SLR camera resulting in optimum detail.
During the photo shoot we will discuss colours and possible icons in relation to the sitter.
If an actual meeting with me is not possible I can guide you through requirements I need to produce an image I can work from.
After working on the image in PS I then transfer it onto an acetate stencil, which in turn is transferred onto a silk screen applied with photosensitive emulsion. Now we are ready to print the portrait onto quality archive paper.
I have a wonderful selection of acrylic inks and take special care mixing them to create well balanced, beautiful colours
Finally I transfer and print the icon image onto the portrait.
I generally print the silhouettes onto A3 or A2 archive paper.
A mounted A3 silhouette looks great in a standard 40cmx50cm frame and unmounted looks good too.
All commissions start from £400.