Monday, March 24, 2008

EDM #157 : Draw a Towel


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I don't usually say this... but, I actually like this better on the page than I do as a scan. Scanned images have a way of blurring out the blemishes and evening out tones - its kind of the botox for sketches. My usual PhotoShop routine for these things is: scan - desaturate (if it's black and white) - manually adjust levels (to get the color of the paper back to white) and save for web.
Here's my last gripe. The damn grey fade on the left side of the page, where the page curves into the sketch book binding... its annoying and distracting.

7 comments:

Sandy said...

Now this is truly Amazing!!

PamYla said...

Its not noticable and your towel is awesome!

peachtreeart said...

Sometimes I use the auto level and it turns out better than if I try to adjust the levels. But either way the towel looks great.

SCquiltaddict said...

I think the towel is fine too...great job....

Ann said...

Great drawing! The same thing happens when I scan from a sketchbook, it doesn't lay flat and the scan picks up a shadow. I try real hard to just ignore it :)

Alison said...

Learn to make your own sketchbooks using the coptic binding - it allows a book to open quite flat plus you get to choose your preferred papers.
Great job on the folds - I find they twist my mind and try my patience.

Amy said...

I think this looks great!