What Size Diamond Painting Should I Buy?

Size is so often the main factor that you find yourself debating when looking at what to bring home.  If you’re facing this very question when you’re deciding on which diamond painting canvas you should choose that will provide the best finished picture that you’re going for, here are some important details to focus on.

There are quite a few sizes that you can look at for diamond paintings.  These typically range from 15cm x 15cm (the smallest), and can go as large, or larger than 100cm x 100cm.  Determining where you fit on that scale depends on the image that you are looking to recreate.

What you need to consider when choosing your diamond painting canvas size

  • Pixelation: When you are creating diamond art for the first time, you’ll notice that the faceting of the diamonds themselves create natural pixelation.  If you enjoy the pixelated look, the smaller sizes will work well for you.  If you don’t, the largest sizes will be best.  Generally you should work with a canvas that is 40cm x 50cm or higher.  However this still depends on the image you’ve chosen to complete. Note: the image will always look pixelated once you get up close to it!
  • Complexity of the image: Certain diamond painting images will be more complex than others.  The more complex it is, the larger the canvas will have to be in order to accommodate it properly.  Keep this in mind if you are looking at something with a lot of visual detail!
  • The size of your wall and/or work space: Obviously, you’re going to have to think about how you want the painting to look in your space.  So, just like you would with other pieces of art that you buy, you’ll want to consider the idea of measuring your wall space.  Use that as your maximum.  Likewise, keep in mind the actual work space that you have available for your work, too.  

Your skill and comfort level: Diamond painting is easy to do, even if you don’t have any kind of artistic experience.  However, there is still a learning curve to it.  If you are new to it, or you are uncomfortable with taking on something complex, size will factor in!  The smaller you go, the easier it’ll be.  Everyone progresses at a different speed, so keep that in mind with your canvas choice.

A finished 30cm x 40cm diamond painting canvas

When in doubt, start small

In this case we mean literally.  If you are new to diamond painting or you’re concerned that you might be taking on too much for your very first diamond painting, go with a small canvas size.  This is especially a good idea if the soon-to-be diamond artist is young.  There’s no reason you can’t upgrade to larger canvas sizes down the road, after all!

But! Be careful that you don’t choose a canvas size that is too small for the design you love. Otherwise you might be disappointed and asking, Why does my finished diamond painting lack detail?

The bottom line is that you are the only one who can for sure determine what canvas size is going to be best.  All of these suggestions and pointers will help you get the absolute most out of your diamond painting every single time.  And that’s what this is all about, isn’t it?

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