Printing Portraits

While I don't offer physical prints, I can give printing direction based on my own personal experience. I've used GicleeToday.com many times and have always been pleased with the results.

Taking the file to a local print shop to be printed is also a great idea since you can see the finished print immediately and they'll often reprint if something needs to be fixed at no extra charge. Whatever you choose, I hope the advice below will be useful.


What size should I print?
- I draw on a 9X9" canvas at 300dpi (dots per inch) by default but you can specify a different size in the Commissions Form. This can be comfortably sized up a few inches without noticeable quality loss.

What if I want a different dimension after my drawing is finished?
-No problem! Just respond to the email where you received your drawing. It does help to know this initially for composition decisions.

What kind of paper should I print on?
- On GicleeToday, I print my color pictures on matte paper like their Moab Bright paper. For a glossy look, I've used Chrome Metallic paper. Luster Semi-Matte paper is a great in-between. If you're framing your print in glass, I recommend using matte paper.

-If you're taking the file to a print shop, they will know what's best with the services they offer.

Can I put this on a mug/shirt/card/etc.?
-Absolutely! Just ask after the drawing is complete and I'll make the background transparent, which is usually necessary for that type of thing. If the business is asking for a vectorized illustration, I cannot provide that for you.

Can I take off your signature?
-If my website is an eyesore on your drawing, yes! Just ask and I'll even remove it for you. If you're printing, it's meant to hide under most frames. I still ask you link the website if you're posting online.

-DO NOT SELL MY DRAWINGS, PUT THEM ON MERCHANDISE TO SELL OR CLAIM YOU ARE THE ARTIST. That would be very rude indeed.


Have another question? Email me at TheArtist@idrawdogs.com
Please be patient, I will reply to your email as soon as I can.