Post #1417 • November 12, 2009, 12:01 PM • 18 Comments
The university where I teach has an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner with a 12 x 17 inch bed. I scanned some recent work on it, and now I'd like it to be known that donations are now being gratefully accepted towards the acquisition of this fine machine, which retails at roughly half the value of my car. Set to scan at 300ppi, a quarter of its maximum resolution, the image came in at 4000 pixels high. Actual size delivers greater detail than I could see while I was drawing the original.
Here's a manageable detail.
For reasons unclear to me, I am favoring realism again these days. Having just thrown away five months' worth of bad painting, I've taken that as an indicator, but the work in progress in the studio, a straightforwardly rendered nude drinking tea, is not ready to be shown yet. It told me so.