sepia glow

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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.

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This is the explanation of the sepia images in my previous post, which drew comments.

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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.

 

 

 

3 responses to “sepia glow

  1. It will be interesting to see how the sepia and sanguine work with the white paper highlights. I have both colours but haven’t really tried them in my drawibg. Perhaps now is the time. Looking forward to seeing your results.

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