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Are you planning to create a dramatized oil painting for a portrait? Do you want to express your creativity in the form of timeless art?
If the unanimous answer to the aforementioned questions is a big YES, then you should definitely paint your life. From getting a taste of royalty to depicting yourself as a monarch to being a wealthy Renaissance family, the custom oil painting knows no bound and you can be as creative as you want. After all, the only limit is your own imagination!
For this reason, it is crucial to choose a photo of an oil painting that you absolutely love. You might go crazy while choosing a photo to create a custom painting with personalized touches. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of things you should consider before selecting a suitable photo for the oil painting.
- High-quality Never Goes Wrong
Stunning custom oil portraits are taking the world by storm at present as they capture and recreate the exact moment fusing the mood and personality of the subject as evident in the photograph. However, it’s important to choose an incredible photo of yours that will look perfect when converted into an oil painting.
First of all, the photograph should be large, taken in good light, and be of very high-quality. Why you may wonder? The answer: if the photo is even tad bit pixelated or blurry, the end product of the painting will disappoint you. It is recommended to use a picture whose smallest side is bigger than 500 pixels.
The photo for the portrait should have excellent pixels so the artist can reproduce the custom oil painting by putting emphasis on trivial details. This criterion is even more important when it comes to deciding the perfect photo for the most beautiful family portrait. Pixels help artists breathe life into the artwork and create paintings that are as clear as your pictures.
- 50 Shades of Colors
Once you have finalized the photograph with the top-notch quality, it’s time to pay some heed to the colors and shades of the original photo for the creation of a vibrant masterpiece. It might surprise you that even the light colors of the photograph get intensified when it is converted into an oil painting.
In some artworks that have been converted from digital photo to painting, you may have observed one color bleed into the other and create a whole new color. In order to prevent this from happening you should make some basic edits and adjustments to the original photograph.
It’s insane what a world of a difference some edits can make so prior to the submission of the original photo you can always make enhancements to the tones and hues. Also, decide on a picture in which the background is of simple and not multiple colors. This ensures that the colors of the subject or subjects come out pretty well in the custom oil painting.
- The Right Canvas with the Right Aspect Ratio
You must have heard that ‘small is beautiful’ but when it comes to converting photo for a portrait. The canvas you pick is one of the most important determiners when it comes to choosing the perfect digital picture to painting.
There are two things that you’d have to consider are the size and orientation of the canvas. For the picture to come out as it is on the original one, you should always opt for the canvas that is bigger. This rule of thumb applies to all kinds of portraits whether that’s one-person portrait or a family portrait or a pet portrait. Did you know that the subject or subjects of the painting should cover 70-90% of the canvas?
When it comes to the canvas orientation, it can only be decided once you have decided the photograph. It is not judicious to first pick the canvas and the photograph later. For this, you have to streamline the photo options by deciding if you wish to have canvas orientation that’s landscape or portrait or square.
P.S. If you choose a square canvas for a landscape photograph, you may not get the painting that is as detailed as the digital picture. Also, to fit a landscape picture into a square painting some parts might get cropped.
Paint Your Life
All in all, choosing the most perfect picture for a custom oil painting is not a piece of cake. For the creation of the best custom oil painting, you should make sure that the picture has no distortion at all. Yet another thing to consider is the usage of flashlight when clicking the photograph.
Why you may ask? The answer: while the photograph with some extreme brightness may look great, for a 3D effect of the painting it really isn’t a good idea.