How to present traditional artworks?

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Presentation is everything



My Lecturer always said that presentation is matter (okay, this is not the real quote, i just make it more simple). If you have wonderful idea, concepts, or even works, if you can't presenting it well, it will make the content looks bad. ( He actually said it's a trash, but that's really harsh, yes he has such sharp tongue). Even a very simple ideas/ drawing, if you can presenting it well, it will makes the drawing looks more exclusive.

As traditional artist, presenting our drawings, paintings, sculptures and other traditional, hand-made artworks has it's own struggle. So, here are i found some useful guides to help traditional artist presenting their artworks to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.


Collection of useful guides



PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 1Traditional Art Week
It looks better in real life...
Scanner ate the colors!
The photo does not do justice.
How many times you have read or typed yourself such notes in artist’s comments, under traditional artworks?
You’re not alone; digitizing our drawings, paintings, sculptures and other traditional, hand-made artworks can be tricky. Of course the work is never exactly same when changing it from a concrete object to a picture on a screen, but a lot can be done to achieve as representative result as possible!
This is the first part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something it is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.

This Part 1 introduces scanning and photographing tips.
The Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.

This guide is meant es
  PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 2Traditional Art Week
This is the second part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.

The Part 1 introduced some scanning and shooting tips;
This Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.

This guide is meant especially for beginning artists but maybe also more advanced artists can find something new to think about – or maybe you can share your best tips in the comment area of this article!
EDITING YOUR DIGITIZED PICTURES
For editing your scanned or photographed picture you need a software to do that (or you can use the adjustment tools your scanner offers, see Part 1 for those). Adobe Photoshop is a co
How To Photograph Your Paintings



How To Photograph Your Paintings

In this article I want to discuss a common problem that some traditional artists have. That's photographing your paintings. Whether it be for selling prints or just getting your art noticed online the importance of having paintings look great is key.  If your fortunate enough to have a scanner for smaller pieces then that's great! But if your working on large canvases or paper then you can run into issues. The most common problem artists have are Glare, Blur and Color. All of which will be discussed in this article.
 
:star:Preventing Glare
Anyone who has worked with acrylics and oils knows what a problem this can be when your trying to take a picture of a painting. This is not as much a issues for a artist working with watercolors
How to Photograph Art by Jon-Snow Photographing your art by kamicokrolock Editing slides of trad. art by kamicokrolock


FINAL WORDS

 

I made this journal for sharing those wonderful guides. Hope you find those guides useful ^^
If you don't have photoshop, you can use free editor such a pixlr.com/ and other free photo editor.
As for me:
My Ink drawing is scanned and use photoshop  CS5 for editing brightness, contrast, level, and cropping. Also, adding watermarks.
Before editing VS final product
Test Scan by fireytika Black Cats by fireytika
My pencil sketches:
Test Scan 3 by fireytika Test Scan4 Chibi Chibi Chibi by fireytika
See the differences? :3
That's all from me~ Have a nice day!


PS: Sorry if there are mistakes on grammar or words~

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Agaave's avatar
Thank you for the feature! Very useful collection! :la:
fireytika's avatar
My pleasure! Thank you for making tutorial! I'm just wanna share it ^^
boychik's avatar
Thanks for all these tips. Presenting my work online is one of my biggest struggles as a traditional artist T_T
fireytika's avatar
No problem at all! I'm not making those tutorials, just sharing them hha XD
Yepp, i found it tricky, too! Sometimes, scanner "ate" the colors, or the contrast. Therefore, we should edit it again TT^TT
rainbow000pegasus's avatar
I use pixlr.com/ haha.
How to present traditional artwork doesn't need the "ing" again.
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