November 8…


This is my contribution for today’s AEDM and  is just a snippet of a piece that I’m playing around with.  I don’t know if I will complete this because it’s  just an exercise in an effort to expand my graphite art work.  It’s a lot of fun to try different things, but unfortunantly it isn’t colorful enough to be exciting to anyone except me.  On top of that, this scan is so horrible and grainy and my camera skills are just as bad.  I wish I knew the secret of taking good graphite artwork pictures.  If you have the “key to the mint” could you please make me a copy?  I know it’s possible, but I haven’t the foggiest idea how to do it.  In all I have played with every setting on my camera and scanner, I’ve used fixitive to cut down the shine,  I have set up a white photography station with lights coming from the left to the right.  I’ve backlit the artwork, I got close as possible to take the picture as well as far away, I’ve used natural daylight indoors, and outside and taken the pictures with the art at an angle, straight up and down and laying flat…So what the heck is left?  GRRR…. okay, I’m finished now:)

Be Well and Happy!

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