Art is the expression or showcase of the imagination and creative skills of a human. It is usually in the visual form. It can be a painting, a sculpture, a sketch, or a doodle. It is the best way of communicating our feelings using different objects like canvases, colors, clay, pens, pencils, watercolors, etc.
The artwork is very precious and has to be preserved at any cost. They have to be taken care of. There are many famous artists whose artwork has been preserved for a long time. Sometimes the artwork perishes due to several reasons such as a natural calamity, like a flood or an earthquake. Sometimes it can be man-made blunders such as fires or stealing by thieves. Sometimes the artwork simply gets old and frail.
The artwork is often protected by preserving them in museums. They are kept inside glass boxes with a lot of security. But accidents cannot be avoided, and hence they are called accidents.
Due to all the above reasons, if by mistake an artwork gets destroyed or perished; there is a need to reproduce them. Reproduction of artwork is done by a lot of artists. Artists convert the original famous artworks by painting a new one or by making digital prints of it. This is not limited to famous artwork; artists often convert their composition or artwork into digital prints.
Sometimes the artwork doesn’t get destroyed or perished, but there is a lot of demand for the original piece of artwork, which in turn requires the artist to make copies of the original artwork so that it can reach as many clients as possible.
There are a lot of ways in which you can reproduce artwork. Some of the best ways to reproduce artwork are mentioned below.
1. One can reproduce artwork methodically by copying it using step-by-step implementation. We need to make a plan first. Then we need to study the artwork before copying it. After studying it we can create the masterpiece brushstroke by brushstroke. This is the best way in which classical artists can reproduce artwork by copying it and learn a lot of new techniques and methods of creating a good painting.
2. The second best way is to create the digital prints of the original artwork. Copying a painting entirely using traditional methods is time-consuming and often not chosen by most artists. We live in a digital world where people don’t have much time to spend on a certain thing. Therefore, we need to create digital prints of the original artworks.
Now, to make digital prints of the original artwork, we can use several methods. It depends on the time we have in our hands and the resources we can spend on it. It also depends on the quality of the output that is required by the customers or the artists.
To make an exact digital print or copy of a particular painting or artwork, we need to make it of high quality and high resolution. For this, we can use a scanner. A scanner would scan the painting and then enhance it to improve its quality. Then we can use this print as the digital print of the original artwork. These prints can further be used to print on t-shirts, tote bags, or mugs. These items can be sold for making a profit.
To create a digital print, you need to make a digital photo. For making a high-quality high-resolution digital photo, we would need a high-quality camera that would generate a high-quality image of the painting. For this, we can use a DSLR camera. We can click an image by adjusting the resolution, and then we can sell the digital images online. We can also print the digital photos and then sell them as hard copies.
Another way of reproducing artwork is by using mirror-wrapped canvas, which is also called mirror edges. We can print on the fade-resistant canvas with archival inks. We can get reflection-like images by using this type of canvases. It looks beautiful.
For getting the high-quality reproductions we should always go for giclee. In this method also, the painting is printed using an inkjet printer using archival prints. This will give us an exquisite and high-quality reproduction of the painting.
In conclusion, we can say that there is a need for reproducing original artwork as it can get destroyed by natural calamities or man-made errors. Even if the artworks don’t get destroyed, there is sometimes a huge demand for certain artworks. So we need to reproduce the original artworks. And for reproducing artworks we can use various ways such as traditionally copying the original artwork methodically using paints and brushes. We can also reproduce the artwork by digitally printing it using printers. We can also capture high-quality images of the artwork and then print them.