These prints are produced using Epson 75 year inks on heavy museum quality acid free rag bond paper, and mailed to your address in a bulletproof titanium tube. ...Just kidding ...about the tube. ...It's actually a high end reinforced cardboard tube.
Why DO that?
Well, I was just online with my friends at MobyGames and looking for a way to thank them for the due diligence they performed for me when I showed up last Spring to certify the credits I've claimed for the art I did on all those retro game covers.
This was a case of proving to someone unbiased that I was indeed the illustrator involved.
In most cases we were not given credit, and were not allowed to put our signatures anywhere they might show when the package was printed.
MobyGames has always required proof of authorship before allowing credit. often times I showed jobsheets from the work log I've always kept. In other cases my signature showed on the transparencies of the art, even though they didn't show on the package. In still other cases it came down to the similarities in style or technique from piece to piece that convinced the MB screeners to allow a credit.
I decided I wanted to send them each a 13"X19" high quality print of their choice as a thank you, and they have been very enthusiastic!
I've also been wanting to get feedback on the site here, so I hit on a plan for rewarding participants in the same way.
|Checking fidelity of G-LOC print to the original painting
You can see from these insets of the art I created for Sega Geniesis G-LOC were detailed all the way down to the illustrated instrument panel.
Compare the gauge detail from the original art to the detail in the print.
|Original art instrument panel
This detail inset taken from the Instrument panel measures LESS than five inches!