This illustration is based on the old saying "Like a fish out of water". I thought it would be funny to interpret this saying literally, and so I drew the fish out of water at a party. In my mind they are at the Ambassador's reception, only there is no gold wrapped choccy, just some eyeballs on a platter. But where did they get the wigs and the costumes... and their fashion sense?. And where have all the humans gone...?
ARTWORK INFORMATION This is a high quality digital (giclee) print taken from my own artwork. The original artwork was made by layering collage with pencil and watercolours.
I print the image using pigment inks on archival paper. I then window mount the image and attach a backing board to the reverse of the print using Daler cream coloured card. The external dimensions of the mounted image measure 10"x 8". This is a standard size that will fit an off-the-shelf, ready made frame that you can buy in a style of your choosing. Having the print window mounted and ready to fit in a frame, makes framing your print very simple. It will also greatly reduce your framing costs if you were to have your print professionally framed. You will have a beautifully mounted and framed work, at a fraction of the cost.
*Please note that the black frame in the second photograph is not included with the print and mount.
**There may be a slight variation between the colour shown on your screen and the actual print, as individual computer screen colour settings can vary. I try and make the colour represented, as true as possible.
POSTAGE AND PACKING Your print will be sent to you via Royal Mail first class post for UK customers and by Standard Airmail for *overseas customers. Postage is free for orders sent by Royal Mail first class post in the UK and I try and keep postage and packaging charges as low as possible for my customers overseas. Your print will be carefully wrapped in tissue paper and packed with stiff card. It will be posted flat, in a bubble wrap envelope or reused bubble wrap and brown paper. I do try and use recycled packaging where I can. If you prefer a cello bag instead of tissue paper, please let me know when you place your order.
*For overseas customers, please check if you are liable for any customs or import charges in your country. I am really sorry, but I am unable to state anything other than the true value of goods on customs declarations. Thank you.
ARTWORK CARE For the best care of prints, you should ideally frame them behind glass and keep them out of direct sunlight. This goes for all types of artwork, not just digital prints. I use pigment based inks on archival paper, so the prints I sell on my website should be very long lasting. Any kind of artwork whether it is an oil painting, watercolour, photograph, print or collage, will gradually fade if exposed to sunlight, so do be careful where you choose to display your artwork.
All the artwork and designs are by Alodie Fielding and there is a copyright on all images.