Making DNArtwork #6: the first art print, hot off the press

It took a while (to wit: 3 years of idle sketching in notebooks, 2 months of coding and 100 hours of image rendering from my poor little laptop with its cooling fans constantly blowing like so many tiny hairdryers) but the visual part of the DNArtwork project is complete.

Obviously as soon as I’d produced the first full size digital artwork, I had to head round my friend Michael’s house to borrow his printing skills (and ma-hoo-ssive printer)

Inspecting the first ever DNArtwork print.
Inspecting the first ever DNArtwork print
Precision work...
Cutting to size
Close-up of the paint effect
Close-up showing the paint effect

Of course I’m not finished with the project yet – I still need to build the site where people can get their own artwork. But this feels like a milestone worth celebrating, and since it’s too early in the day to open champagne, we can celebrate with a photo of me having a staring match with a falcon instead:

Bernie and a falcon
Although it looks more like I’m proposing a kiss than a staring match

For more posts in this series, check out the DNArtwork category on this blog.