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by crgcas
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Inspirations
Topic: Joseph Mallord William Turner
Replies: 2
Views: 3125

Gladly!

..and thanks for organizing sketchcrawl - so much talent and inspiration here!
by crgcas
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Inspirations
Topic: Joseph Mallord William Turner
Replies: 2
Views: 3125

Joseph Mallord William Turner

…if for no other reason other than how prolific he was! There are scans of 300 of his sketchbooks totaling 30,000 sketches and watercolors from his travels. There are even scans of the covers of the books themselves which are wildly varying and beautiful. Each one is completely different. If I...
by crgcas
Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Random Drawings
Topic: Warm Up
Replies: 1
Views: 2543

Warm Up

Ok, my first sketch post here. It has been (cough) almost twenty years since I sketched everyday and I am finally back to it and am having the time of my life. I wish this forum was around when I was in school. I missed crawl14 as we just had a baby girl but I can't wait for the next one! I took our...
by crgcas
Sat May 26, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Make a mini watercolor box-great for sketchcrawls
Replies: 6
Views: 9163

I really like my W&N portable kit but this post really got me thinking and I eventually decided to take a crack at a case myself so I could have somthing I could also stash my brushpen and pencil in. It seems trivial but having only one small thing to carry is a huge convenience. I was teathered to ...
by crgcas
Fri May 25, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: A book to get you past the fear :)
Replies: 1
Views: 3951

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Fantastic book.
http://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-C ... 191&sr=8-1
by crgcas
Fri May 18, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Scanning?
Replies: 8
Views: 7309

Thanks! I think I can do ok with the colors now (not always worth the time but with the levels curves in PS it comes out ok ). I seem to be having the most trouble with the (for lack of a better term) graniness of the image. The scanners I am using seem to do a great job of highlighting the grain of...
by crgcas
Wed May 09, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Scanning?
Replies: 8
Views: 7309

Indeed - thanks for the responses. I have played around quite a bit with scanning settings and can improve the colors, etc if I am willing to spend the time (which makes photoshopping easier). When all is said and done my results are still pretty disappointing. Looking at a sketch next to the scan i...
by crgcas
Sat May 05, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: Scanning?
Replies: 8
Views: 7309

Scanning?

Sorry to ask more of a technical than material question but what successes and failures has everone had with scanning sketches and watercolors? I have a mess of various scanners and cameras here and have had no luck in capturing anything flattering (and my sketches need all the digital flattery they...
by crgcas
Thu May 03, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: 14th World Wide SketchCrawl
Topic: Tucson
Replies: 30
Views: 21565

Wish I could join you

Donna- I'll have to try to make it down your way from Phoenix for one of the next ones! Might try a short crawl with my daughter up this way if I can talk her into it. Great sketches!
-Craig

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