|Scanned Watercolor Paint Chip © i/oTrak, 2011|
[A note about this blog entry:The blogging staff of Digital Directions is taking a short summer break. However, we dove back into our hundreds of posts and thought you might enjoy revisiting this interesting topic originally posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011.]
Unintended Use - Spectacular Consequenses!
Flatbed scanners are generally intended to be used for the reproduction of two-dimensional images. Scannography takes scanning to a whole new dimension by imaging objects, such as people, plants or anything that can be placed upon it . A community of scannography artists has emerged demonstrating the amazing creative value this type of scanning can produce.
Scannography artist Christian Staebler’s blog, Scannography - The Art of Scanning points out scannography is near from photography, but also very different from it in many points. An interesting thing about scannography is that it is a new way to see the things around us. It's not drawing but has something similar to those documentary drawings done to capture the essence of plants or animals! It's not photography but it reproduces the reality with extraordinary precision!
Scannography ClassifiedScannography can be classified into at least 11 different categories. These themes offer a wide array of imagination and creativity in use of scanning techniques to image the subject matter. The categories include:
- outdoor scans
- painting on scanner
The Scannography Blog posts scanning artwork from artists around the world. As expected, the techniques vary among the artisans offering diversified designs and visual effects. Like to learn more? Staebler’s 6-step layering technique is detailed online.
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