Are you a graphite artist that would like to share your creations online? Photographing graphite is difficult. Graphite has a natural shine or “silver” shine when light hits it in a particular direction. The paper used gets a yellow tint from the flash of a camera. Photographing your artwork can be frustrating, but I have found a solution that will help you to share your drawings online.
How To Share Your Drawings Online
There are many mediums that artists use to create art. I have a passion for graphite. Graphite is one of the most basic mediums that an artist can use but also can create the most realistic illusions. The downside of being a graphite artist is that it’s hard to take good pictures of your work to share online.
I have tried many ways to take a photograph of my art to share online. It was a long challenging learning curve that was expensive. I started with my iPhone and was very disappointed. At first, I would share the images online because I was excited for people to see my newest creation. Looking back at it now I think it would have been better to wait.
After trying to capture the perfect picture by using different lighting, angles, and distances, I decided to purchase a camera. The camera was disappointing, to say the least. The positive side is that we now have a decent camera for our family vacations.
I knew there must be a way to capture an image that was close to the original. I knew that if I wanted to sell the art online, I needed a high-quality image that represented the original drawing.
Without my wife’s help, I do not know if I would have ever found the perfect tool that would help me showcase my artwork online.
I use and recommend the Epson Perfection V600 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner – Corded. (Amazon affiliate link)
- 6400 x 9600 dpi for enlargement up to 17” x 22”
- Scan slides
- Removes appearance of tears, creases, dust, and scratches
- Scans in greyscale
- Scans 9 x 11 paper
Here are a few images of my art that I scanned with the Epson Perfection V600. (Amazon affiliate link)
I am very happy with the quality of the scans that this scanner provides and wish that this was my first purchase. I would have saved some hard earned money.
There is nothing that can replace an original drawing, but if you are planning on sharing or selling your artwork, online you will need the image to be as close to the original as possible. Don’t settle for poor quality images. They are a reflection of you and your artwork.
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