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
Gardening is whatever you happen to do in the garden.
Stuff accumulates in the living room
A much easier prompt to interpret than DIY but I did have to take a reference photo because those mushrooms weren’t going to stay long on that chopping board.
This is my daughter knitting while on a video play-date with a school friend.
Turns out it’s books on watercolour painting.
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.
Okay, I’m doing the Urban Sketchers London 30 day sketching at home challenge. Today’s theme: Hello I am . . . .
Hello, I’m mark.
- As of this week I work in the bed room where the wardrobe door happens to also be a mirror.
- I like to wear waistcoats probably more than most
- I’m trying out direct watercolour after last week’s OneWeek100People