Marriage Portrait, 1995
Artwork by Julia L. Kay. Copyright 1995. All rights reserved.
How it was made:
- I don't yet really understand image resolution and image size and image mode and file formats and the size the image appears on my screen in one program & some other size in some other program & particularly how all those things interact so I'm really not sure I know the real size of this one! I guess it is whatever size it appears on your computer!
- It was " painted" on a macintosh computer using the " big 3" -- fractel design's painter, adobe photoshop & adobe illustrator. Is this being called " computer art" or "digital painting" or is there some better term yet to be coined? I also used Calcomp's Drawingslate II pressure sensitive tablet. (Yes, there are alternatives to Wacam).
- It was completed in 1995.
Julia's comments about the piece:
Well, as I noted above I've had some confusion about sizes, and this was one of the very first pieces I made using all this new graphics software. I started in Painter, with settings that had the image filling my entire 17 inch screen, but when I went to print it turned out to be about one inch by 1.5 inches. I got it bigger by decreasing the resolution which is ok for viewing on screen but doesn't look so good printed....
In any event, the portrait is of two friends who I promised a painting for their wedding present. Unfortunately, the painting is still up in my studio unfinished while they've had several anniversaries and are expecting their first baby. So I made this on the computer to show them something while I continue to work on the painting.