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A while back I mentioned a desire to sell some artwork. I have come up with some samples.
The following items illustrate some of the artwork I am interested in producing: pinups in scenery, pinups in plain background and fantasy images. A close up of the face of the pinup in scenery shows the kind of realistic detail that is in the images. To see larger versions, download this zip file (8.3 MB).
All art items shown above are computer generated. It took more time to learn to generate them than the actual time spent in composing a scene and having the computer rend it. The items shown should not be considered final versions. They need refinement, and I still need to work on getting the lighting right. For instance, the mountain scene with the pinup doesn’t have the shadows right and the relation between the woman’s feet and the ground isn’t correct. And, the pinup in lingerie doesn’t have the stockings meshes right.
I would really like to create much better art than the amateurish attempts above, with multi-character complex scenarios, sci-fi imagery and special effects, but, as of present, the time spent learning how to do it will be worth it only if people are interested in buying such art.
I plan on offering both print versions of the art as well as digital versions for those with professional photo printers. A note about print-ready images is important. On screen, the resolution of an image is measured by the number of pixels it contains, whereas the resolution of a printed image is measured in terms of dots per inch (dpi), which is related to pixels per inch (ppi). A resolution of 300 dpi is the minimum for high quality prints. Therefore, if the print size is 8 X 10 inches, then the corresponding screen size of the image for a 300 dpi image would be 8*300 X 10*300 pixels or 2400 X 3000 pixels. This image will be too large to fit on most computer screens. For instance, two common screen resolutions are 1027 X 768 pixels or 1280 X 1024 pixels, both too small to see the entire image without scrolling. I plan on offering both 300 dpi and 600 dpi images, and for an 8 X 10 inches print this translates to a 8*600 X 10*600 pixels or 4800 X 6000 pixels image. So the file sizes are going to be large.
I will be offering them cheaper than most others. For instance, the prices for digital images meant for 300 dpi print sizes (in inches) would be, say, $1 (4 X 6), $3 (8.5 X 11, A4), $5 (11 X 17, A3) and $7 (13 X 19) each. The prices for 600 dpi versions of the digital images would be $2, $5, $7 and $9 each, respectively. The print versions would cost, say, $3, $8, $13 and $16 each, respectively; the extra cost being for printing, shipping and handling (S&H).
The print versions will be offered on professional quality photo paper (buyer decides between gloss, semi-gloss and matte versions) using pigment ink, the longest-lasting ink type. Traditionally, water-based inks have offered more vivid color reproduction, and although high-end pigment-based photo printers have caught up well, professional quality water-based ink photo printers still have a slight edge in vivid color reproduction, and they are cheaper, but their prints’ useful life is shorter, as in fade resistance being rated to a few years, usually not exceeding 30 years, compared to 100-plus years for pigment ink. The advantage of buying digital versions of art is that one doesn’t have to worry about the prints fading since one could print a new image whenever one felt like it.
Those wanting the images printed on special 13 X 19 inches art paper will pay between $20–25 per image, depending on the media desired.
There will be discounts, excluding the cost of printing and S&H, of, say, 10% (5-9 items), 20% (10-19 items), 30% (20-29 items), 40% (30-39) images and 50% (40-plus items).
People who just want the digital images need only pay for the 4 X 6 300 dpi version since these images will be 1200 X 1800 pixels, which is a good size for computer viewing. If someone orders 50 such items, he will only pay $25, which is an excellent deal for high quality art items. I plan on coming up with image sets of various digital women, showing each woman from multiple angles, and in different poses and varied settings.
So if anyone is interested in purchasing such art, let me know.