A few of my art friends have advised me that I should make prints of some of my 2D artwork for my Etsy shop. I’ve resisted the idea because I don’t want to buy a bunch of prints and have them hanging around and not selling. The only way it would work for me would be “print on demand” and that doesn’t work with going to a print shop. So the only viable solution that I can see is to print my own.
Then the next problem is that I’ve never had a scanner that did any kind of decent job on drawings, and drawings are something I really like to do. After doing some research on home scanners, I bought the Epson Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner. The “photo” part threw me a bit since I’m scanning artwork and not photos, but I took the plunge.
Here’s the scan of a small piece that I just finished – a mixed media drawing of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” heroine Elizabeth Bennet. It’s graphite, colored pencil, and a bit of acrylic paint. I’m really happy with it and very glad I made this purchase. The next step is the printer!