This is our first print at Pwints, a cute-centric limited edition print site. This is an edition of 100, lovingly printed and hand-numbered at Static Medium. Available at 9x12 inches or even 12x16, these are shipping now so get yours in time for Christmas!
Natasha’s convinced Madeleine Flores and Frank Gibson how writing Bee and PuppyCat cartoons will be the most exciting and rewarding thing, ever. The plan is for the trio to knock out a bunch of outlines, off of which Natasha will storyboard. Wish them luck.
blondedumonde asked: Protip: it’s spelled dachshund (pronounced "dacks-hoont" or "dacks-hoond.")
askidmor asked: Hi there! I know that you guys produce your art through painting, right? I was curious what the process is that you use to reproduce your works!
Yes, we work almost 100% traditionally. When we do prints, they are giclee prints (aka fancy french word for digital prints) and I will tell you all my secrets, as they were passed down to me by other people who are much smarter!
The printer is the Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II. Find some rebates, usually it is cheapest on Amazon. The paper is Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle Rag (the lower GSM one) from B&H Photo Video, which is where it is the cheapest.
My scanner isn’t great, I should ideally be reproducing through photography, but it is big and damn cheap! The Brother MFC-2490CW! However, I’ve become accustomed to bumping up my levels in Photoshop so that it more accurately represents the original painting (Image->Adjustment->Levels). My levels are often around 15/1.0/245 but that will vary based on your original paper stock, scanner, paints and style.
The 15 darkens some of the colors lightened in the scanning process. Mid-range stays the same, but there is some wiggle room. Bringing the whites to 250/245 disappears some of the unsightly paper texture picked up in the scans, this is often represented in scans as a faded blue color on white backgrounds. I prefer to get rid of it.
I hope this has helped somewhat!
It’s our brand new t-shirt in time for the holidays. Check out our li’l pretzel daschund (pronounced dash-und, not dock-son) all looking festive and fancy in his traditional mountain outfit! Get it now from TopatoCo!
puppyloveaffair asked: Hi, I missed the kickstarter for Capture Creatures and was wondering, will both versions of the book would be available to purchase online anytime soon? Thanks!
They will be! We’re sorry it has taken so long to make these available!
Thought Bubble is here! Come see us in Leeds this weekend!
For Q Pop’s Tokusatsu gallery show! You can buy this piece online now! Painted in gouache on watercolor paper at 8.5x11!
Also this weekend we are in Leeds for Thought Bubble, our only UK appearance of 2013 and we have the ever elusive Capture Creatures books with us! Looking forward to seeing all our UK pals again!