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Basic Tips to Make your Art Look Better
This month's article is a two-parter; one with basic presentation tips for different media, and one with more advanced suggestions for photographing traditional art. For the more advanced article, see here: Tips for Photographing Traditional Artwork
This part s super basic and requires no skill whatsoever, but for people who do this, it REALLY helps your art look better, when displaying online, and minimizes rejections from Groups.
I. ALL MEDIA - MAKE YOUR OWN WATERMARK OR SIGNATURE
Identifying your work is important, but the DA watermark (although it is a nice service to have) is not the best way to go about it. Even though it is easy to apply, unless you have a huge following already, you're hurting yourself more than you're protecting yourself by using it. It's very large and in the center, hurting the visibility and appeal of your work. You've spent a lot of time on your drawing or phot
Tips for Photographing Traditional Artwork
A more advanced expansion on my "Basic Tips" article, Basic Tips to Make your Art Look Better. First, let us recap on those basics:
TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING ARTWORK:
Make sure your picture is laid out flat, either lying flat on your desk or attached to a wall. Minimize wrinkles. Set your camera perpendicular (at a 90-degree angle) to your picture. You can use the paper or the canvas' edges as guides against your camera's display to align the picture properly.Unless you have a DSLR with an adjustable flash and are well versed in flash photography, do not use a flash.Take the photo in a well-lit area.
This probably doesn't work if you use a phone camera, but if you use a regular camera and your hands aren't steady enough, set your camera on a pile of book (or use a tripod if you have one) to keep it steady, and use the timer to take the phot
Small Reminder for ''Small'' Artists
This is not only a reminder to my watchers or really anyone reading this, but a reminder to myself. It never matters how popular you are as an artist, or as a person, this is for those that feel small. Those who feel like they're bad at something.
There is always and always will be someone better than you, but that doesn't matter in the slightest. You are you. Do not ever, EVER compare your work to others. I know, I know, I do it to. "God this person's art is from 2012 and it's 10x better than mine and.." No. Stop that. You're important, and you're improving. You're better than someone else, too. We all are only human, and we're in this crap together. Stop looking at other people, and look back on your own work; you must have improved, whether you realize it or not. It comes with time, and yeah, we have those little bursts and then a flatline of skill, and during the flatline, it sucks. We loose motivation. I've been there, I get it. All artists experience it, I think