How to Reproduce Watercolor Painting

As an artist, one of the challenges I have encountered is that I didn’t store an online copy before artwork has been sold. It can’t be resold before the original is a publisher by the customer. This is why saving a good reproduction of the watercolor painting is essential. It supports the artist and raises the original interest of the purchaser. But the question is how to reproduce watercolor painting? If you are also an artist like me, you must learn the exact way of reproducing a watercolor painting. Don’t worry; I am here to show you the exact way of doing that.

How to Reproduce Watercolor Painting

I have worked many years for various print houses and earned my expertise in high-quality reproductions of paintings. During the painting process, the result varied for different purposes. The most annoying part is to adjust the levels and ensuring the correct printer. After trying several printers, I found a fruitful result with the last printer. However, I have gathered the easiest tactics of reproducing the watercolor painting and going to show you in this article.

How to Reproduce Watercolor Paintings?

How to Reproduce Watercolor Painting

You have to gather some equipment first. Let’s have a look at them.

Easel – We are going to use it for holding the artwork upright and in a square shape towards the camera.

Camera – You have to take a good photo of your artwork, and for that, I had used a 35 mm digital camera that has the resolution of 14 megapixels at least.

Electronic Cable Release – It will hold the camera properly. In fact, it also reduces the vibration and releases the shutter.

Tripod – Tripod is needed to keep it at an accurate level. It also plays an important role in reducing shakes and vibrations.

Light Kits – To ensure appropriate lighting around you.

Grey Scale – The greyscale will allow you to ensure the realistic color of your painting

The Process

  • First of all, you have to mount your artwork on the easel. Make sure that it is set at an accurate level to the camera lens and upright.
  • Then mount the camera to the tripod and ensure the perpendicular angle your camera. It will reduce distortion.
  • Now, position the tripod to find out the correct view. In this case, be sure to find the correct view that fits the subject perfectly in your camera.Find Out the Correct View
  • Take some photos of your artwork.
  • If you are using lights, keep them at 45-degree angles so that the lights can bounce equally into the umbrellas. Remember, lighting is the key, so you have to ensure pinpoint accuracy.
  • If you are shooting outside, ensure the proper distribution of lights. Otherwise, it can make the surface of the painting reflective.
  • You can also ensure the required exposure with the built-in light meter of the camera. Thus, you are done.


Hopefully, the above steps will be helpful in reproducing your watercolor paintings and help you to reach your goals.

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