Friday, September 28, 2007

War Machine Monthly

5 comments:

wastedpapiers said...

Unfortunately this is a bit near to the horrible truth!

Stanton Hager said...

First-rate work!
I'm curious: how do you achieve such deep color saturation in all your collages?

Craig Howarth said...

Thanks Stanton! I think one thing that I do which helps in getting a great scan is that all of my images are given a final coat of diluted matte medium (I used Golden) which reduces glare in the scanner. I find that this helps with maximizing the saturation of the scanned colors (plus I like the way it looks when a piece is framed and on the wall). I have a great scanner (an Epson 4990) which does wonderful scans at 300 dpi. If the image is a little flat, I up the contrast or saturate the colors a bit before saving a web ready image.

Stanton Hager said...

Thanks for the detailed, useful response. I will give "varnishing" my collages, using the medium you described, a try. When "flat"-looking, my collages, too, are subjected to contrast, saturation, etc.

Neda said...

I agree. I also use Liquitex medium and varnish as both glue and "finisher," except I did not do that in my last collage..

Craig, this is very executed in both form and content..Eerie and very real..Good job!