October 11, 2011 at 10:44 pmOctober 12, 2011 at 9:23 am
Its a nice drawing Tim. The quiet ones always work best while drawings of complicated structures are seldom as satisfying. its important to try out simple subjects too, just to keep the eye in. 😉October 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm
Thanks Allan, very true.January 17, 2013 at 12:47 pmJanuary 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Some drawings I did a while ago which were languishing in a box under the bed. They are now attracting some visits on Flickr where some have become favourites of an architect in Mongolia. 🙂
I can well understand why. That’s a lovely set of drawings, Allan. :clap: Did you offer them as a set of prints or postcards for sale there?January 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm
I did indeed. A set of drawings I did for Ightham Mote was bought by the National Trust and made into cards, mounted prints and a portfolio, all thanks to Eric Monk who told me how to go about licencing the images. Knole is also National Trust, in Kent, only a few miles away from Ightham Mote. I never got a reply.
Glad you like them Chris. For a long time I thought no one would and the NT were right.January 18, 2013 at 3:45 am
“Licensing the images”. Is there a short explanation as to how one does that, Allan? How is it different from copyrighting the images?
Maybe we should have a thread on copyrighting and licensing?January 18, 2013 at 9:43 am
Put simply licencing is the transfer of copyright to another person or organisation for a specific purpose. The licence agreement in this case was for the NT to make cards and prints for sale in the shop at the property in the pictures. It was a one-off, as was clearly stated in the contract. Its probably called something else by others.
I have just been working through English Heritage to allow EH copyright material to appear on a website; licencing is the term used for that.January 18, 2013 at 10:13 am
Excellent stuff Allan, can’t believe they wouldn’t want to use them. Particularly like the staircase – how did you set that up?
I find Flickr a bit more rewarding than this Forum of late, mainly because of the number of people on there I suppose. Not come across any Mongolians but quite a lot of people from Malaysia.January 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm
I can’t remember setting up the staircase. Its based on a photograph or two or three, probably why the stairs came as they did as on the left. I also tend, even now, to let the drawing do what it likes.
The people that seem to like my drawings are from all over the place, many of them are designers or architects. Many also make me want to get out sketching but work and commissions between them are frustating at the moment.
Hvae you checked out Liz Steel’s recent material from her holiday to Singapore? I managed five sketches in Stresa over a week. She fills 2.3 sketch books in a fortnight. Mind you i do like a nap from time to time. 😀January 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm
I see, Alan. Since that licensing was a one-off did they pay you once for the license or on sales or both?
License fees are usually (as far as I know) paid each time the material is used, or printed, how do you ensure that they don’t reprint and not inform you? Or do you just trust them not to?January 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm
The payment was for a one-off use, £50 for each of 12 drawings. They produced a sizeable print run so I think the shop had goods for several years.
I found out later that they had used, or were thinking of using, one of the images for a different purpose. I let them know that I wasn’t happy that they’d not asked permission and mentioned a solicitor. As far as I know they didn’t use the drawings again. We remained on reasonably good terms, though not quite as friendly.
The Knole drawings were offered to the NT before we had our disagreemnet.January 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm
I presume the size of the print run was agreed upon in the license contract.January 19, 2013 at 10:44 am
Not really. I knew they were planning a sizeable run and was happy with that. The printed results were very good, everyone was happy until they thought they could what they liked.
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