The Little Apprentice 1 is one of the first images I did featuring a cat. I call him Sparky. He’s not based on any particular real cat, but I think he’s cute. I’m not sure if Sparky is practicing his lessons using the wand under his paw, or if he is just playing with it.
The original drawing is done in Prismacolor colored pencils on 2-ply Bristol vellum at a smaller size that I would do today. Drawing at a larger size makes it easier to render detail with the pencils.
The Little Apprentice 1 print is hand signed. Each print is also hand numbered out of a total run of 50. This series has been popular at science fiction and fantasy conventions and there are not many left! Once they are sold out, no more will be run. This is not a print I send out much anymore so if you want one it would be best to order it direct from me.
The print comes mounted in a 8″ x 10″ archival mat with backing board. All of my prints are matted to standard frame sizes for ease of framing.
I cut my own mats. The mat colors may vary depending on what I have in stock but I always pick something that compliments the artwork. If you place an order and would like a specific mat color, send me a note and I will try to accommodate you. For The Little Apprentice 1 I usually use a double mat, with an inner border color and a different outer color. Sometimes I use the same color for both the inner and outer mats. This creates a different but equally appealing look. The print itself is about 5″ x 7″, which leaves an approximate 1.5″ total mat area along each edge.
Prints are protected by a clear plastic archival bag that guards against moisture and minor scratches. I recommend leaving the print inside the bag until it is transferred to a frame.
Note: The URL and copyright watermark are not part of the image.