Patrick's Art Prints

About my prints

The assassination of John F Kennedy
Detail from Zapruder Frame 376
Clint Hill and Jackie Kennedy

The pictures are not 'filtered' photographs but entirely and meticulously 'hand drawn', mostly with the mouse and what are known as Bezier Curves to create lines and blocks of colour that when stacked up become a recognisable image. Some take three days, some take a week, others might take a month depending on the complexity, but they are all done very carefully with curvy shapes that look attractively abtract when viewed very close up. Stand back and they all make sense as a whole.

As SVG images (Scalable Vector Graphics), they can theoretically be printed at any size without the loss of detail and definition that naturally occurs with enlarged photographs. I have chosen A2 size as a 'happy medium' for viewing from the far side of a room while at the same time not being over-facing from close up. With a minimum white border of 10mm it means the maximum image dimensions are about 575mm (long dimension) and 400mm (short dimension). Either way, they are all printed as big as possible on an A2 sheet leaving a narrow white border behind a frame mount.

All the prints are made at a minimum of 240 ppi (pixels per inch) on 230 gms Archival Matte print paper from Canon, Epson, Marrutt or Olmec. That is quite a stiff paper giving extremely rich colours. Any watermark shown on the website images is removed.

Framing recommendation is behind glass in simple white, black or wood frames with profiles about an inch wide and a white or close-to-white acid-free mount surround of two to four inches.

Colours

The original hand-drawn images are converted from their native sRGB colour space to Adobe RGB for richer colours and printed using a 11+1 pigment ink system for print longevity. Prints made using these inks can last without fading for approximately 200 years in a photo album and up to 60 years exposed to light.

The colours on prints may not be exactly the colours you see on your screen. That is inevitable on different devices. However, I have used my best judgement to make sure the print colours suit the picture and are attractive when viewed on a wall.

Erotic content

Some of the images are erotic in nature and intended for adults only. They are therefore password-protected with the password: "adultsonly" to discourage open access. They are not pornographic however. There is no pornography on this website.

Copyright

All the images displayed for sale on this website are copyright, either (i) as 'fair use transformative works' (i.e. my copyright) of an original photograph whose separate copyright applies only to the photograph, or (ii) an image is not 'transformative' and I have reached an agreement with the copyright owner, or (iii) an image is new and was created entirely by me, or (iv) I own the copyright of a photograph on which an image is based. In all cases they must not be reproduced, either from this website or from a printed version. Thank you.

About me

Although I say it myself I have always been good at drawing. Perhaps I picked it up because my mother was an artist, but either way it is not only me who says it. I drew naturally from a very young age. At school I achieved the highest grades for art. I became an architect then later on took up oil painting. I now draw on my computer but entirely 'by hand' in SVG file format.

I am also a perfectionist by nature and like to do things myself if at all possible. This website was built entirely by me and the shopping cart was set up by me to make sure everything works as it should. The prints for sale on this website are printed by me. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Patrick


Page last modified: 23 July, 2021