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Immortalize a favorite painting or two.

Folks.  Have any of you thought about immortalizing some of your paintings as a postage stamp?  I just tried it today with a painting of mine that I never intend to sell.  What do you think?
FlattyIrishcajun

Comments

  • Summer

    I think this is a great idea. 

    At stamp size the image needs to have good contrast. Your background is too strong. The shoe looks like a stuck on shadow shape until enlarged. Dog seems out of proportion to shoe?

    Denis

  • SummerSummer -
    edited November 2016
    Denis.  Thanks for commenting.  Yes, it was the stamp idea I was trying to convey more than my painting as a stamp.  There might be a follow-up after I receive the stamps in the next 10 days or so.  I hope someone else here will try this idea and show us the results.  Summer 
  • Thanks for posting this Summer.  I've actually thought about this.  I'll check it out.
    Summer
  • SummerSummer -
    edited January 9
    Well folks, here is a little feedback on my experience sending an image of one of my paintings to be printed as a postage stamp.  Really weird experience. I bought two sheets.  I received my order and love the stamps.  Then I noticed that they refunded my money.  I'm puzzled.   :/
  • dencaldencal -
    edited January 2
    Summer

    Sounds like they have your stamp of approval :3
    What's not to like?

    Denis
    SummerIrishcajun
  • SummerSummer -
    edited January 2
    @dencal ; Denis.  Yeah.  My husband said that they're probably thinking about using it in an advertising campaign as it isn't copyrighted.  Hmm.  Summer 
  • Summer

    That's a doggedly sneakery thing for them to do :o

    Denis

    SummerIrishcajun
  • Sorry about this reply to an old thread, but Summer, your work is covered by copyright even if the "notice" is not on it. Copyright in the US (and most modern countries) begins with the creation of the painting (story, song, symphony, etc) and lasts for the life of the creator + 50 years.
    SummerMartin_J_CraneForgiveness
  • @Weatherford ; Am I glad that you read old threads.  This is a game changer for me.  Thanks.  I thought that I had to put a copyright notice across a large portion of each painting that I posted online.  :)  Summer
  • @summer your Idea is smart enougt to draw on canvas but you have to keen at every minute details.

    Summer
  • hello, @Summer , you always keep the copyright to your pictures! as a matter of fact your client would have to pay you for every item he puts it on. i had the case with a drawing i did for specific purpose. later i found out that the client also put prominently on the cover of their catalogue (25 000 copies!) i did cost them a handsome sum! just sayin' tomas
    PaulBSummerMartin_J_Crane
  • aslampolo said:

    @summer your Idea is smart enougt to draw on canvas but you have to keen at every minute details.

    Thank you for reminding me to attend to the details.  I have been working on that--even with a jewelers loop at times.  Summer
  • I've been chatting with people about posting online and the general consensus is: !) post a thumbnail in poor quality that can't be "stolen" for reproduction.
    2) Watermark your painting (using the layering tool in photoshop). 
    As I look at prints on Easy and eBay, I realise that many people (especially, I hate to say it, the Chinese) steal images, then sell them as prints very cheaply (cheaper than  I can print them!). And they steal images from EVERYONE - not just the masters.... very disturbing!!

    SummerForgiveness
  • SummerSummer -
    edited August 13
    @Weatherford ; Thanks for the further information.  I hope that my little dog fits the description of a thumbnail in poor quality....  lol  I'll have to think further about this and talk it over with my husband before I post any more images online.  Font type across the middle of an image is a real turn-off for me but I'll give it a try by adding another layer in my image processor.  By the way, how safe are these image processors for keeping ideas private?   Hmm.  Summer  
  • Hey Summer, Fyi..when I was in my 20's,  i crawled down some rocks into a small somewhat icy local gorge for a small photo shoot with my Cannon AE-1. A little dangerous i might say. My wife didn't like that I was doing it. Had the pics developed at the local drug store for myself only. A year or so later while at a store somewhere (i can't remember where, but not in town), I glanced over, and lo-and-behold, on the post card rack right there by me, there was my photo i took on that day. I knew no one else had climbed down there that day in the same light, weather, angle, and all. I was pretty dissapointed that someone would steal a copy of my shot. I came to a conclusion on that day; that some people just are in the business of stealing. 
    Summer
  • They steal everything on computers.
    Summer
  • After reading your story, @some, and your comments @Bob and @Weatherford, it's difficult to move forward because now even more time will be spent on things not related to painting.  I haven't been wanting to deal with this issue but now I will.  Thanks all of you.  Summer
  • Summer

    Speaking of immortalising your image. A 3D scanning and printing outfit is now operating at a nearby shopping centre as a retail business. They produce an eighteen cm high plastic figurine from your body scan.




    Denis

  • SummerSummer -
    edited August 16
    What a splendid idea.  I would order both the print and the .obj 3D format if it were at our local Wal-Mart.  I asked my husband if I should lose a few pounds first, he said "No."  "But you might want to be carrying the dog to give them something interesting to look at."
    BOB73dencal
  • Great Idea for a franchise if you've got 100 grand USD.
    Summer
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