Has this ever happened to you?
Have you ever put your heart, soul, and time into creating a piece of art that you fall in love with, only to sell it and it's forever out of your life? And not only is it gone, but there are other clients or potential customers who also wanted the piece? A great way to solve both these problems with by scanning and offering Reproductions.
What are Reproductions?
Reproductions allow you to make as many high-res copies of you art as you like, allowing you to continue to make money from art you have already produced.
Some advantages to creating a hi-res scan include:
Take a behind the scenes peek into my studio to see my scanning table that I built in my garage and have in my studio. I use this all the time and it has allowed me to make reproductions of almost all my works:
And also a Before-and-After view of the Nite Owl Painting:
Preparing to apply the Z-Gel on the Owl Painting. You can see a layer already on the guitar painting.
Z-Gel applied in the same manner as the original knife strokes. This goes on white but will clear as it dries. Take care not to put on too thick or it will dry cloudy. If this happens, just hit it with touch up paint.
The gel hardens and gives the impression of brush / knife strokes, creating a very realistic, textured surface to your canvas print.
Here is a series of 6 guitars that was purchased by a corporation here in Nashville. The reproductions are a more affordable option, especially when buying multiples. And, 5 of these originals are already sold, meaning I'm making money from them still, even though they are no longer in my possession.
And selling reproductions allows me to keep the original of my Shirley Manson for myself :)
If you have any questions, just let me know and I can help you out. Check out my Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channel for more information. If you are in the Nashville area, I get all my printing done with Michael Damico at Damico Printing, he's the best around and will take the time to teach you all you need about the printing process.