View Full Version : ArtRage VS Acrylic part 2

06-21-2010, 10:40 AM
Here's another acrylic (36" x 48") done from an ArtRage work. After doing a number of experiments between digital and physical versions here's a few conclusions. (Acrylic on top, AR on bottom)

1. Printed work from ArtRage on a good inkjet and decent paper produces nice results with the following observations:

Glossy paper comes closest to reproducing the brightness and color intensity of what I'm seeing onscreen. Downside: Art printed on glossy has a "cheap" look to it -- suitable for posters, but probably not acceptable for limited edition print runs.

Cold Pressed watercolor paper produces a very nice textured artsy result akin to traditional prints. It does however knock a lot of the intensity out of the image compared to glossy. I find myself hand embellishing these with pastel in an attempt to "punch them up" a bit more.

Top quality Matte Photo paper (or photo rag) is the most solid compromise between the two -- and you can still hand embellish if desired -- the paper will hold up to it.

2. Recreating an ArtRage produced image with acrylic and canvas produces good results (and would be even better if I had more skill in handling acrylic paint in general) -- the down side is that you lose the ability to quickly make multiples of an image. (I have a new idea regarding this that I will post the results of soon -- it is sure to be controversial, so stay tuned) Overall the acrylic woks have the deepest intensity of color, but the manner of working between the two mediums is quite different for me. In At Rage I use pastels and pallet knives, in acrylic I use brushes and layers of glaze over an underpainted layer.

3. Reproducing Art Rage images in pure pastel has been my least favorite translation so far -- but I'm getting ready to start trying acrylic ink underpainting with pastel overtop -- I'll post results soon.


06-21-2010, 10:04 PM
Your experiments are quite interesting, dear Al, as Your information on different supports for AR made paintings prints! Thank You for sharing!

06-22-2010, 12:24 AM
Nice experiment....

06-22-2010, 12:44 AM
Wonderful! I can't wait to give this a try! Beautiful Al!:)

06-24-2010, 08:59 AM
Thanks, information is precious and this thread is a reference for future research and consultations.