Archive for the 'Traditional art' Category

06
Aug
17

How to scan watercolour on cold press

Unless I’m using mineral paper, all of my watercolour paintings and doodles are on 140 lb cold press paper. I love it for the original but it scans TERRIBLY if I want to do prints. The tooth of the paper causes a shadowy texture all over and the only way to get rid of it is to pretty much ramp up the saturation to the point where any subtle colours disappear and half your painting is gone.

BUT! If you scan it twice, with the second upside down on your scanner bed, layer them, adjust the opacity on the top layer to 50% (or whatever suits you) and use Photoshop’s auto align feature you’ll find that the shadows in the painting are greatly reduced, giving you a smoother texture.

spacemanfix

The above image has the double layer technique on the right side, the left is a regular scan. You can definitely see a difference in the texture of the ground!

Additionally I have migrated towards tumblr these days. You can follow my continued posts at Rat Rocket. I’ve been making a concentrated effort these days to draw and paint more often. Usually not good, but failing 50% of the time is better than not even trying 100% of the time.

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17
Mar
17

Stardew Valley

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29
Jan
17

I have a scanner for the first time since 2011. Get ready for some art!

lizards

30
Sep
16

Forgot to post these from last year. All 30 LISAthepainful recruitables

all30-webvers

07
Jun
16

IMG_20160607_225656Trying to actually look at things to draw them. Less being lazy and doodling everything.

26
Oct
15

Two princesses

Two Princesses

Tabling at a geeky convention in a few days.

11
Aug
15

LISA the painful RPG

morrace

I love this game.