I have a design/portrait/ idea. Does Lillian take any commissions? TOP
Sorry, for the moment Lillian does not do custom work or commissions of any kind for payment or not but maybe in the future. As a mom and entrepreneur, she has many tasks and large workloads running the various aspects of her private life and business " enchanted-studio.com " and barely finds time to paint her own creations and so cannot paint for others as well.
How long Lillian has been an artist? TOP
Lillian discovered fantasy art only in 2005 when her son was born. Alex was already 5 months old when she started building a website for him.Then she came across Tolkien’s Stories and the fairies of Brian Froud and Alan Lee....That was the first time of seeing their fantasy art and she felt in love immediately. She started studying the technics & colors by reading their books and tutorials.
Where does Lillian get her inspiration? TOP
She is inspired by just about anything… books, movies, her fantasy, her dreams, her life, her virtual life in second life ( yes she is even there :o) looking at other art, her son, the enchanted forest near where she lives and many many more...
What media does she use for her art? TOP
She mainly uses watercolors, watercolor pencils, some gouach and ink. She also edits some of her artworks in photoshop cs5.
Does she use any reference materials for her art? TOP
Yes she does a lot such as photos, magazines, advertisements...and whatever can give her a nice body anatomy or pose as she can not have a live model in her home studio.
Can she give me some tips & tutorials for my artwork? TOP
Well....although she does not consider herself an expert in this field yet, she is always happy to help others by telling them about her techniques and materials she is using for her art. So keep in touch with her website because she is thinking of adding a tutorials page in the near future as well as a forum where artists can post & discuss.
In the meantime don't hesitate to contact her and ask her about her painting techniques or even tips to promote & sell your artwork.
What about Enchanted Studio's Prints? TOP
Lillian's Fine Art Prints are made using the Epson Stylus PRO 4880 printer which is the latest Epson’s breakthrough pigment ink technology ( 8 color UltraChrome pigment based inks ). Its astonishing resolution of 2880 x 1240 dpi , produces the highest level of print quality and reliability. It also provides a great colour accuracy of neutral and dark colours, excellent colour stability and smooth tonal gradation from shadow to light. Every print is the same as the first, even if the artwork is printed months apart & has a lightfastness of up to 108 years! Every print that comes out of Lillian's Enchanted Studio , is rival to the original painting as it has the same color and the texture is very near the original. However, all the prints are examined one by one by the artist to be sure the colors and detail are as similar to the originals.
Giclee is an advanced printmaking process for creating high quality fine art reproductions. The attainable quality that Giclée printmaking affords makes the reproduction virtually indistinguishable from the original artwork.. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers such as enchanted studio's EPSON STYLOUS PRO 4880. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for the fine art market. Giclée reproductions are recognized as "the next best thing” to owning the original and can be found in the world's finest museums and art galleries. Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)
What are Open Edition Prints? TOP
The open edition prints are made on demand. There is not a set number, and the quantiny is left up to the discretion of the artist.
What is Limited Edition Prints? TOP
Limited Edition Prints are limited to a certain amount of prints which are hand signed and numbered by the artist.
However, limited edition art is just perfect for some people's collections:-)
Why the value of a limited edition is increased ? TOP
By their nature of being limited in number, the value for certain limited edition prints can be greater because once an edition is sold out, then the print is no longer available. The artist hand sign and number them and typically, the first and last print in an edition has a much higher value to the discerning art collector.
I am working on an assignment/publication. Can I have an interview with her ? TOP
Yes you can :-)
Lillian is always happy to talk about her artwork & her online business "Enchanted-Studio.com" She can answer questions for art schools or give interviews for e-zines or magazines, websites, newspapers, news media , books and other.
For any interview, please contact her through her website or email the questions to her directly at .
Can I link to this site? TOP
Yes of course you can! There are banners that can be used HERE .