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« on: May 06, 2008 06:27:05 PM »

Here is my final drawing for my drawing class this semester Smiley Its done in charcoal and measures about 22" by 30". The camera just cant photograph it right, it catches the texture of the paper a bit more than when you see it in person. It also just doesn't correctly represent the range of value! If anyone out there has useful tips on photographing larger drawings like this, they would be much appreciated!
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If you want to see the larger version:
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008 06:50:25 PM »

Wow.  I wish I had your talent!  Amazing job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008 07:49:50 PM »

First and foremost awesome drawing!!

are you using a flash? do you have a tripod? I used to work for a VERY small town newspaper and we would frequently showcase art by area students. these are my tips:

Get your camera at a right angle to the piece being photographed, for big stuff its best to hang it and center yourself to the drawing.
Turn OFF the Flash! Use natural indirect lighting, like a window or two, if you cant use a window for light use two or more lights (similar wattage) set at about 45 angles to the drawing, off to either side. "Off" as in: out of the peripheral vision of both you and the camera lens. Your goal here is to light semi-naturally but NOT to cast shadows
Use a tripod if possible, if not hold the camera tightly with both hands and pull your elbows into your body.
Take several shots! also download gimp if you don't have photoshop (gimp is free) and tweek it a bit if necessary!

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008 01:35:16 AM »

Thanks a bunch for the tips! I will try re-photographing it when its light out Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008 08:20:33 AM »

Thanks a bunch for the tips! I will try re-photographing it when its light out Smiley
cant wait to see it!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008 02:39:14 PM »

Wow, the depth in your drawing is amazing. If I said I thought I could reach in and actually touch it, it would be terribly cliche, but also very true! Great job. This an amazing piece of work. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 02:43:33 PM »

that looks really good, so i imagine it looks even better in person!
would you mind doing my drawing final for me?    Roll Eyes  Tongue
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