Our Work Process....

In all our work there is a clear reference to artists and paintings. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. The Italian art plays a key role in our work, it is an important source of inspiration but not the only. We do not work in series, every project is unique! there is not a specific art period but Art in general, from Ancient Rome mural painting (frescoes at Pompeii), Italian Renaissance, Romanticism (prelude of modern art) Modern Art (symbolism, surrealism, Russian constructivism, Italian Futurism) and Contemporary Art. We can choose very several ways....

Stage 1

After we have gathered all the required info from you we get to work on the idea development.

BOOK PROJECT
After reading carefully the story, we pick the areas we want to illustrate. We choose interesting points, we also balance the illustrations throughout the whole book. We take lots of detailed notes about the characters and the scene of each illustration. We conduct preliminary art historical research to understand how best to create the characters and setting. We collect all of the references for each illustration, these can be artists/art, sketches, photos of people... then we begin the rough drawings. We develop the idea through very differents layout and compositions until we achieve the desired affect. We work and rework the illustration until we have a detailed visual of the scene. Make the art the best it can be in the time that we have for the assignment. We use graphite pencil on tracing paper then we digitize our sketch and work it with photoshop.

CONCEPTUAL ILLUSTRATION

For magazine assignments, after studying the topic, reading the article and stressing the most important concepts, we try to define some ideas to develop. Our goal is to obtain an image strong and concise as possible and to center the topic well. We submit to you, generally two proposals (digital grayscale layouts) to better convey the idea. In our style the role of color is very important. The composition and the interlocking of light and dark are the most important part of the sketch and often they build the idea. Very rarely clients give us a layout with their idea but this is possible. No problem for us.

Stage 2

If you are happy with the direction of our initial proposals (grayscale layouts) we proceed to the next stage. We can proceed with any minor changes if necessary. You also can request a color layout during the estimated costs phase. Once we receive your written approval we proceed with the finished art.

Stage 3

The next stage of the process is to make the final color art.
About our technique, we use mixed media. Gradually we developed a personal style where traditional methods - tools (acrylic, gouache, pencil, pen) were combined with digital programs, however we do not use the virtual paint brushes instead relying on doing all our brush stroke by hand with black gouache on paper. The coloring process is very complex and has been developed after many years of work experience. Our final art is in digital format. The final result is like a painting. During this process we test the color many times through digital color proofs RGB and CMYK.

Stage 4

We send you the low resolution file of the final color artwork via email for the purpose of content checking only. After your final approval, we send you the hight resolution image in digital format like tiff, eps, jpg. Digital images can be rapidly transfered via e-mail, ftp, We transfer, Dropbox.

Fine art prints for exhbitions and special events

At the moment we do not sell our fine art prints directly. We produce unique exclusives fine art signed prints in our studio for specials events. The only chance to buy our prints is in some exhibitions,  auction sale.....please follow us on facebook! We are very picky about the quality and color of our prints. Our artworks are printed onto velvet 100% cotton fine art paper, acid free, in different sizes using Epson pigmented inks whose longevity is rated better than traditional prints. Each limited print is individually signed by us.


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