Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
But it was worth the effort! I got to plant flowers. Now I also want to think about what to do with the rest of the yard since it looks so awful in comparison.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
That's the best thing about art teachers -- they can find the good in anything!This was my (completely optional) homework. What's next after a cube? A sphere, of course! I deviated somewhat by putting seams on the softball, but I doubt anyone will mind.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Seriously. Epson does make a 12x16 scanner that's a whopping $3000, but that is it. If you want a large format scanner they start out at $10000. There is no middle ground.
If your artwork is bigger than 8.5x11.7, you have three options:
- Scan your artwork in usually 2 or 4 pieces, and meticulously stitch the scans together in photoshop.
- Photograph your artwork.
- Pay Kinkos to use their large format scanner.
I normally go with option #1. I've tried option #3, once, but it's not cheap either ($30 per piece or something like that). #2 is a pain, since you need to set up your artwork, two light sources, and a camera with a tripod just so, but I did it a couple times with oil paintings (they're too glossy to scan) and I'm starting to think it might be a better option than #1.
Where is this leading? I don't own any light sources! I need like two of these. Or maybe these, but they seem less versatile and look a little hard to store. Normally I paint small watercolors to avoid exactly this problem, but now I'm in acrylics class and teachers never let you paint small. :)
Thursday, April 2, 2009
They do create a paradox, though. Seals are also adorable, but seals eat penguins! What am I supposed to make of that??