Technology marches on, my friends. I have a new scanner, freshly installed and ready to run. This image is my first art scan on the new machine. Not a dust speck or dulling film to be seen. The scanner runs on an enormous steam engine which you see here...uh, not quite. The scanner runs on a USB connection that doesn't even have an on/off switch unless you unplug it. (Why? Is it supposed to be on all the time? Isn't that a waste of energy?) So I go back to the real thing, a monster tractor still in working order, on display at a "steam show" in rural Berryville, Virginia. It dates from the early 20th century and was made by Case Engines, a company that still exists today, though subsumed under other larger farm engine makers. It was chugging and steaming when I drew this picture and is officially, in my designation, awesome.
I'm hoping to retain my ongoing project of putting up an art image here every day, let's see what this scanner gets to steam.
Original image is ink and colored pencil on sketchbook page, 9 1/2" x 6", July 26, 2003. Click image for larger view.