Better scanning

I have been feeling unhappy with the colour reproduction of the scans of my sketches. So today I tried xsane instead of simplescan. Xsane takes a preview image and adjusts the settings based on that before doing a final scan. I also get to correct white balance by picking black and white points, etc. The results are below. Original on the left, xsane image on the right

Working (from home) #uskathome Day Two

This direct watercolour sketch of my home desk taught me I don’t yet have full control of the value (darkness) of these watercolours. It also turns out that my Seawhite sketchbook (which claims to be made from recycled coffe cups) has two different sides. The real give-away was how my fountain pen worked on both of them. But it turns out I can throw water at it and it only wrinkles a little so I will stick with it.