Monday, January 25, 2010

A Crabapple Scan

This first week on the course is for general orientation--introductions, becoming familiar with the interface, and testing uploads. I thought I'd do a quick scan of my budding out crabapple branch for my test upload. It came out better than expected so I thought I'd place it out here. Scans usually provide a white background but with the scanner cover open...


  1. This scan has an ethereal feel to it- especially seeing this one in color and with a darkened back ground; gives me ideas for future experiments with my own scanner!

  2. I was completely surprised by the results. Holding the branch in my hand, I pressed down to decrease the overall depth of the combined twigs. I had to paint out my thumb! :-)

    If I was doing more of this, I'd be looking for matte black supports and gloves.

  3. Hi John.

    I'm a friend and coworker of Marcia's. She sent me a link to your blog so I would be aware of your documenting the progression of the botanical illustration course.

    I keep threatening to take it one of these days, but just haven't had the time.

    But to stay out of trouble, I do scan stuff once a month for the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day with varying results. You can see some of the results here:

  4. Hi Craig,
    Your scans are truly incredible! Very beautiful work. Thanks for sending the link.