For some artists, the “Giclee” print is just a first step on the journey to the development of their vision. Once a fine art print is rendered and prepared the artist can add embellishments to the prints making each new work unique. This is the process of drawing or painting additional colour, shading, hilights, detail or impasto style texture etc. directly onto the prints. In short one is adding hand painted accents of materials which simply can’t be printed naturally.
One can apply thick body acrylic and watercolour paints, charcoal, pencil, pastels, felt pens like Sharpies, crayons, fluorescent or iridescent paints, inks or dyes, glitter or gold leaf, gel coatings and on & on. The possibilities are really endless. They are only limited by the imagination of the artist who envisions the final piece and decides upon the materials with which to embellish the underlying digitally rendered image. This process takes each piece to a new level of artistic achievement and makes each print a unique work of art.
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