Paintings & Non Photographic Artist Tutorial

This tutorial is an easy step on the way to becoming a NativeMirror contributor! It is designed to help maintain the integrity of our collection. There will be a short quiz at the end of this tutorial, so please read it carefully.

Legal Requirements

Contributors who repeatedly upload digital copies of art that violate our legal requirements will have their accounts closed.


1. You must be the artist who created the artwork being sold.

No exceptions. If you are NOT the Artist, chances are you cannot legally upload the art or resell it. The sole exception would be an old family art piece, where the estate of the original artist passed it to you as the legal heir. Artists who upload media that are not their own will have their accounts closed and will lose any account balance.

2. You cannot upload a retouched version of an artwork someone else created.

Consider this an extension of rule 1. Under no circumstances can you upload an image or artwork that was obtained from any other source, even if you've altered it heavily.

Artwork Title

All artwork must be uploaded with a Title as conceived by the artist. Some artists feel like it's more burdensome to come up with a title than to create the artwork. So, the question is, do titles really matter? At NativeMirror we believe that a buyer wants to feel like that artwork they are about to purchase from you is one of your best. They're going to have a hard time believing that if you have called the piece "Untitled No. 4" . A particularly good title will help sell the artwork. Conversely, a bad title can hamper sales. EXAMPLE:


By Artist: Sarah Joseph-Dasent

Artwork Description

You are responsible for accurately describing your artwork. The following specifics should be captured: Medium, Dimensions, and Insight. EXAMPLE (Print screen below):


You are responsible for writing the keywords that help customers find your art. Good keywording is critical to good sales. Recommended steps:

1.) Begin by asking questions about your artwork:

WHAT is it? WHAT's it doing? HOW does it feel? WHERE is it? What COLOR is it? WHY is it this way? WHO interacts with it? WHO is it? WHAT do you DO with it?

2.) Enter many pertinent keywords. A minimum of 15 Keywords is a general guide.

Think about whether a keyword will help someone find the right art piece. For example, conceptual art not necessarily about a specific place should not include the name of the city in which it was created. On the other hand, a painting of a Rum Shop in St. James, Trinidad , Caribbean is an example of art that SHOULD have the keywords "St. James, Trinidad, Caribbean". Also, always include your name (i.e. artist name) within the keywords.

3.) Make sure to enter keywords by clicking the blue "Add" button!

Note: Separate Keywords only by the use of commas like this: "dog,puppy,hound,barking,pet,canine" and so on.

EXAMPLE (Print screen below):


Under the Painting & Non Photographic Membership plan the Contributor sets two (2) prices on the "Edit Media Details" page (see print screens below).

1/ Price of the Original Art Piece: The price for the one (1) original physical work of art.

2/ Digital Price: The price at which the Digital version of the original is sold. If no price is set by the Contributor then the Standard list price for Digital Originals will be used by default. Under a Royalty Free licence a digital version can be sold several times to various customers, however, Contributor can also request to NativeMirror to set a specific limit on the number of Digital Downloads / Sales.