|Sketches by Katherine Tyrrell hung in The Art of Urban Sketching Exhibition at Foyles|
|Sketches of London by Katherine Tyrrell |
for The Art of Urban Sketching Exhibition at Foyles Bookshop
16-22 July 2012
The exhibition is part of:
- the Urban Sketchers London Events Programme relating to the launch of the new book about Urban Sketching by Gabi Campanario and the other Urban Sketchers
- the Foyles Sketching the City Season events programme.
- The Art of Urban Sketching - at Foyles in London on Travels with a Sketchbook for more details.
- The Art of Urban Sketching Exhibition - my contribution for more about the location of the sketches in the above images
|Exhibition Poster - in Foyles window fronting Charing Cross Road|
How to produce prints of sketches for an exhibition
Here's the process I used for getting sketches framed for an exhibition
- First I selected those pen and ink and coloured pencil sketches which looked like they might read across a room
- I chose two themes - art galleries and a favourite sketching location - Kew Gardens
- I scanned or photographed the double page spreads
- Then converted the image file into a tiff file (lossless compression) - to improve the quality of the printing.
- I produced a printed version of the image on an A4 page of Somerset Enhanced Velvet (which is a matt paper with some tooth)
- I had to restate the coloured pencil to get back to the colours and values of the sketches in my sketchbook. Fortunately the paper is very accepting of coloured pencils
- I then matted - using Daler Rowney Mountboard in Antique White - and framed them in frames which were either A3 size or 30cm x 40cm
- They were given a glass clean inside and out before my better half applied the brass mirror plates for screwing the works to the wall of the gallery.
- Finally many thanks to Nathan Brenville (Tinmouse) who helped me by screwing the frames to the wall. (My right hand doesn't grip too well!)
PS Anybody notice the consistent theme to my sketches?