how do you visually represent your art in the online market place?
something i've been playing with off and on over the past few months is how to best show off my drawings for sale. at the moment most drawings for sale in my shop have a scan of the whole drawing and occasionally a detailed part to show the finer marks which are not too discernible on the screen.
of late i've been playing around with the idea of a 'product shot' for each of my listings. i'm no great photographer, i just make best use of the light and space available at the time. these few shots above are the ones i've been happiest with so far.
recently i used a shot of a group of drawings on my mantlepiece as the main image for a larger piece which i was unable to scan and this listing had a surge of interest and comments and people seemed to be drawn to it for what was going on in the image which made me think differently about how things could be displayed.
it's hard to find a balance between scan and photograph especially with such detailed work. on the one hand the scan enables you to see all of the fine details of a piece and that's what you need if you're considering buying art on the net. on the other hand a photograph lets the drawing exist as a 3-d object but lacks the detail.
i've tried a few of these shown above out in the shop, take a look and let me know what you think....