We all have artists in our life.
Whether they're friends, professional artists, or even our kids, it's likely you know someone who always has a sketch pad in their bag.
What's a great way to showcase their work? We think it's a Parallax.
A Parallax is perfect for expressing their inspired creativity!
Why, you ask?
It's because a Parallax holds two images within one frame.
A sketch artist can recreate a photo or a famous work of art and combine both the original and the copy in one coherent image.
Here's how you do it:
- Download the Artwork Template here and print it out.
- Have your artist start creating within the box on the template.
- Scan your artwork in as a JPG file on a scanner.
- Load your files into the editor on the website and crop accordingly.
- Select your frame color.
- Add to cart!
Tips for Your Drawing
- Download the template! The bounding box on the template is the perfect size for the drawing you want.
- Be sure that the artwork fits within the bounding box. This will help out later when we are making adjustments in the editor on the website.
- Use rich colors so that your print is as vibrant as possible. Markers, colored pencils, and acrylic paints will work best!
- If you are mimicking a photo or another piece of art be sure to have the subjects approximately the same size. For example, if your photo has a face filling up most of the space in the image, draw your artwork with a face filling the bounding box.
- If you happen to already have a drawing go ahead and put it into the editor on the website and see if the crop works!
Tips for Uploading Your Drawing
- Use a scanner if at all possible. If your home printer has a scanner built in, that will be sufficient. If you don't have a scanner at home, run over to a local Office Depot or Staples and have them scan it for you. Be sure to select a JPG file format as that will make it a seamless upload process on the website.
- There are scanner apps for smartphones that can help you with this as well.
- As a last resort, you can use your phone's camera to take a photo of the artwork. You will need to find bright, even lighting to get a good result. A really great option is to go outside and lay your artwork on a flat surface in the shade. You will then want to make sure to snap the photo from directly above, leaving just a little bit of space around the bounding box.
Tips for editing
- Crop just inside the bounding box within the editor on the website. You can crop in more if needed, just be sure that the gray box is totally cut out.
- If your artwork mimics another image, be sure to make the subjects the same size and line them up for the best result.
- Turn up the contrast and saturation slightly on artwork for a more vibrant print.
Here is a really great example of a sketch drawing inspired by a piece of art
That's all for how to make a unique, dual-art parallax.
Tell us about your unique art designs for Parallax below!