Saturday, August 2, 2008
The IPhoto book I published two weeks ago came out well enough for me make two more books. I did a redo of the Oil on Copper with slight tweaking and made a new one called Color Scroll Paintings. The only thing I would advise is to learn what the program can do, so you have complete creative control.
It took ten days for me to get the book. It was shipped from the west coast, so maybe that is why it took longer than "a few days". Luckily, I wasn't in too much of a hurry. Plan ahead if you are making a book.
The second book I made is a compilation of the color scroll paintings, done for my January semester at AIB. The original color scroll has 158 paintings. I edited this book to down to 95 paintings. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. It did cost more to print than the Oil on Copper book, but hey, it has twice as many pages.
If you want an artist signed copy of the Oil on Copper: 22 Paintings book, I've tweaked it so it's not exactly the same as the downloadable PDF, it's better and a quality hard copy can be had for $25.00.
Color Scroll Paintings hold the best of my color scroll paintings. The paintings are done on rice paper and gouache over the course of six months. IMHO they are some of the best work I've done to date. This book is signed and costs $45.00.
You can download both books for a look, it's worth the wait. If anyone knows how I can publish these online for less cost AND keep the print quality high, let me know. I'd love to make more, they would be wonderful as presents or to send to galleries.