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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

flower ~ thank you for the fave 2 - FREESTUFF by AStoKo   Costa Rican Coffee Ox Cart Driver.  Sarchi, in Costa Rica’s Central Valley region, has a long history of oxcart production. The farms surrounding Sarchi have grown coffee for over 100 years, and farmers originally transported their harvest with these types of carts. Soon, however, having an oxcart was a sort of status symbol that showcased a farmer’s success. And as is true with many status symbols, there is always some healthy competition. Farmers and oxcart makers started to improve the appearance of their carts.

Costa Rican Coffee Ox Cart Driver by AndySerrano

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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner 6 days ago
It was a pleasure and thank you for the curiosity. Too bad
it isn't in the description...
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I try to give more description to those who comment.
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I see! Thank you then!
P.S. Have you tried that coffee?
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes. It is exceptionally great
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Then I envy you, but I'm glad you can tell about it.
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Krystyan, for adding my Pencil portrait of Tam Nhu to your favourites.
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
It was a pleasure as always. May I ask, Mr Clive, how do you "transfer" your pictures to computer? Scanning of sketches lowers the quality of picture, when I try it...
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I take a photograph of my drawing using a compact camera, set to b/w.  For wip photos, where quality is not so vital, I will often put the drawing on the floor at some distance from large patio doors and photograph from above, but for the final photo I will use an easel to support the drawing and adjust the camera on a tripod to be square onto the drawing.  I check that the illumination is even by looking through the camera at a black paper in place of my drawing (easier to see variation than when using white paper).  I photograph in a room having windows at either end and adjust curtains and blinds until the paper is evenly illuminated before substituting my drawing.  I do not use zoom as it degrades quality.  I use a time delay to allow me to hold a dark cloth behind the camera so that light from the pale wall behind the camera does not reflect from graphite shine into the camera, reducing contrast.
I then, using the free photo-editing program GIMP, correct for barrel distortion (caused by the wide angle of the lens used without zoom), perspective distortion (caused by the camera not being perfectly aligned with the drawing, crop to  neaten the edges of the drawing and adjust the histogram so that black is black and white is white, thus removing the grey-on-grey appearance of the unadjusted photo.  The result is a photo that closely approaches the appearance of my drawing, although the original always looks better than the photo.
I have some tutorials covering my methods in my Tutorials folder in my gallery latestarter63.deviantart.com/g….
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Thank you very much!
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