|Kevin McSherry Giclée print. 10″ x 7″. Swallows
180817 Swallows. Indian Ink and Affinity Designer. Giclée archival signed, numbered and titled limited edition print of 125 on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper (printed by The Copperhouse, Dublin). Contact me at kevin @ mcsherry.ie Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook.
Click on the above picture as it’s actually a slideshow. ^
I’m currently engaged in making another linocut limited edition print (of 25). I wanted to make the description of the kingfisher a little simpler as I have only 5 flat colours to work with. Also, I had to make a jig to make registering the plates more accurate and not have the colours printing in the wrong place.
I chose to print on a fine grain watercolour paper instead of a smooth one as I want to see texture rather than a purely flat colour. This introduces yet another variable to the process which makes each print unique.
3 of these are already sold.
The image is roughly A5 on an A3 sheet of Fabriano fine grain 140lb watercolour paper. Signed and embossed with my studio stamp.
“Halcyon”. Unframed €95. Order this handmade, original print here on Etsy.
Since I upgraded my Mac last year, I’ve had to come up with an alternative to Photoshop and InDesign and believe me, there’s not much choice out there.
I’ve been using a combination of Pixelmator (€29.99) for the image editing and iStudio Publisher (Just €20.99!) for creation of printed documents. Compare that with the €120 per year for ever of just Photoshop alone. PS is great but bloody hell.
The interface of both these substitutes are clunky (with Pixelmator being the slickest) but I’m getting used to them and I haven’t found much functionality that I’ve missed – neither have anything like the sophistication of Adobe’s products. But; they work perfectly well for most of anyone’s needs. Scanning, image preparation, a small amount of digital illustration and putting together a perfectly good, professional catalogue.
So the above image is the result of that combination: The cover for my 16 page catalogue for my upcoming exhibition Flights of Fancy.