I have been having a hard time wrapping my head around what kind of photos to paint from thanks to the low resolution of most of my photos(given I have a crappy camera..phone).
So after watching..and re-watching Mark's video on how to size prints...I have a few doubts which I hope can be clarified.Here goes:
1) In the video Mark multiplies the multiplier number with the old width[in the document size(at 10:35 mins)] and he gets a new width and height...is this basically the width and height of the canvas one needs to paint on?
Assuming those new numbers are not changed(and can they be changed to a number of ones liking..say I have a 18*24 canvas that I want to use.
2)To what extent does the resolution of the photo matter.Now for me..in terms of sitting in front of my computer and photoshopping the crap out of those photos..it seems like a pretty big deal.Is it?
A low res photo on its own looks like an abstract..mess,does it matter a lot?
The reason why I am asking this is because there are lot of beautiful compositions on the net..but the photos are of poor resolution.Will this affect the final result of my work?
Now I took the liberty of taking a snapshot from Marks maintaining abstraction video(hope it isn't a problem)..zoomed it to a point where I thought it might be life size..and took a snapshot.The result is a low res jaggy photo...which I think would be the kind of outcome if I were painting in a very loose manner.
So is working from such photos fine..?..If I had a printer at home I wouldn't think twice about such things..but I don't and so I need to size all these photos..go and get them printed and laminated which would take up a lot of my time.So each decision I make must be properly thought about.