To photograph my drawings for this blog, I have switched to using the ipad camera in reflected daylight. I crop pictures using a scaled down version of photoshop and adjust the exposure and contrast to get as close as possible to the original. The photoshop app has various filters, including “glow” which gives a rich sepia tone to the work, and I think, boosts the highlights. This manipulation enlivens the charcoal sketches above.
This is the explanation of the sepia images in my previous post, which drew comments.
I have added a dip pen to my field kit, and, as an experiment, put sepia ink in a small bottle containing a large lump of dried up gold ink, which seems to be slowly dissolving. I will also take a sanguine conte stick. I want to see if I can get these effects directly onto the paper.