For images released prior to April 6, 2012, the Studio Proof is created with a textured brushstroke process that recreates the artist’s actual brushwork. It is then finished by a Master Highlighter who hand sketches an original and identifying remarque on the verso side of the canvas. Upon satisfactory completion, the artist applied final highlighting himself and hand signed the front of the canvas in metallic ink. Lastly, a foil-stamped gold Studio Proof seal is applied to the verso side. Each Studio Proof is designated with the letter SP during the numbering process and the metallic authorized signature is applied to the front of the canvas.