I Recently, I bought 2 of Johan ThöRnqvist’s pieces: Lampa and Brand Post, from InPrnt.com for the baby’s room. Number one, I wanted to see how he created them: if they were drawn by hand on the photographs and then scanned back in, or if they were done digitally. And number two I wanted to see how the print quality of InPrnt was.
The pieces themselves arrived very quickly, just 2 days after ordering them, nicely sandwiched in-between 2 pieces of cardboard in an archival sleeve. They were stacked in the same sleeve, which was a little disappointing, but overall arrived in fine condition. On close examination I decided that the art was done digitally. (Which makes sense with the fine detail and the white fill.)
InPrnt.com touts that they are a juried print service that uses museum grade paper and high density pigment inks to create archival quality prints. The prints are not signed, but I have to say I was impressed none the less. The paper felt similar to Epson’s, Velvet Fine Art paper and the colors were rich and saturated with no lines, pixelation etc…
One of the downsides I see with InPrnt.com is that you can very easily right click and save the large images and their is no watermark on them. You can steal just about anything on the internet if you chose too, but why make it easy for the ignorant?
Overall, I really liked the prints and the quality. So much so I thought I would do my own variant of this type of digital composite.
However, I did mine by drawing right on the printed photograph using my new Copic markers. I couldn’t get as much detail as I would have liked, and the lighter colors of the gray and the yellow for the sails smudged the black outline a bit, but I kinda liked the end results anyways. Perhaps I’ll try it digitally next.
Let me know what you think! Should I make a couple more?
Should they be digital next time or pen and ink drawn on photograph again?