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Why Does Art Sometimes Look Better On The Page Than On The Screen?

I thought this article was very interesting.

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2017 Artwork Why Can Drawings Or Paintings sometimes look worse on a screen

If you’re an artist, then you’ve probably had an experience like this – you make a really cool-looking drawing or painting, and then you either scan or digitally photograph it, only to find that the digital copy doesn’t look quite as good as the physical copy does.

It’s a strange experience, so I thought that I’d try to think about some of the possible reasons why this can happen. Here is what I came up with after a few minutes of general thought:

1) Too much or too little digital editing: Often, when an image is scanned, it can look slightly “faded”. This can be corrected by opening the image using an editing program (if you don’t have one, there’s a freeware open-source program called “GIMP” [GNU Image Manipulation Program] that can be useful) and adjusting the brightness/contrast levels in the image until it looks less…

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I am a self taught artist who for lack of a better term considers myself to be a nob classical folk artist. I love to dabble in all mediums and all types of subject matter. I especially love to add a little whimsy to many of my creations. I hope you enjoy my blog Inspire Arts as well as the companion site VioLil Arts named after two of my grand children.

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