Monday, December 1, 2008


I have had a really busy week and weekend so I didn't get to work on too much. But here is a sampling of what I HAVE been able to do. 
This is for my daughter I used the girl in pencil image and tweaked it a bit, its acrylic and pencil on wood--she loves anime and bright colors.  SORRY for pics, I need photo lessons.

This is the original version of the girl above in graphite on paper 

This is Ms. Whisolbautum 
(or as the children say Mzzz. Whistlebottom)
She is a social worker that is trying to transfer her "cases" over to MRSBO's 
(just imagine cataracts, dementia, and moth balls) I hope she gets in.
If any of you have any ideas for photographing drawings or paintings in low light without a flash please inform me, my pictures with flash kill the image and without it they are blurry.
I had to scan the pencil girl and it comes out awful! It looks like grey paper-it's actually white.

I would like to sell on ETSY but I want to offer the best quality I can (in paper and printing), so if anyone has any advice, I am listening. 


Ulla said...

Your drawings are as wonderful as your dolls. Have you tried taking pictures outside on a foggy day? Mornings work best. Also a large neutral (light grey) background helps as well. Looking forward to seeing what else you create!

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Thank you so much Ulla. We don't get fog in Miami but I think your idea could work on a cloudy day. I'm going to try the grey background this week. Thanks again, the advice is very much appreciated.

Come back soon!

Lisa Falzon said...

Hello! :) Just saw your message on my book. You can do two things:

1) Wait for a sunny day, go outside and find a spot in demishade. Make sure, that when you take a snap the f-stop is 1/600 at least - the smaller the fraction (1/1000 is better for instance) the fasted the speed of your camera shutter is. With more light available, the camera needs to stay 'eye-opened' less, which means the tiny movements of your body won't shake it and result in blurry image, nor will the aperture have to be very wide giving 'grainy' images.

2) Use a lightbox. Etsy has a tutorial on how to make one. Rain, shine, glare - the lightbox saves your day. Especially with sculpture, this is the way to go. :)

<-- that's the link :)

Rosanna Pereyra said...

WOW Lisa, I appreciate that very much. I didn't know about the f-stop, that makes sense, I'm pretty sure that's the problem.
Looks like I'm building a light box too!!
Happy Holidays!