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Nov 15, 2019

Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop by Nykolai Aleksander and Richard Tilbury

The next entry to Reading section’s series dedicated to creating digital art is a comprehensive guide to the basics of digital painting in Photoshop.

Nov 1, 2019

A note on digitalEPIGRAPHY’s first birthday

I can’t believe that digitalEPIGRAPHY has already been around for a little over a year! Thinking back on the past 12 months, there are two conflicting feelings that come to mind...

Oct 25, 2019

The Tomb of Rekhmire (TT100) - facsimile paintings by Nina de Garis Davies

Nina and Norman de Garis Davies were two of the most influential artists/epigraphers devoted to recording Egyptian wall paintings in the first half of the Twentieth century.

Oct 12, 2019

Hands-on with Fresco, Adobe’s realistic drawing and painting app that is finally available for the iPad

Fresco, Adobe’s next generation drawing and painting tool, recently launched on iPad, promising a creative experience with unprecedented level of faithfulness to traditional oil and watercolor paints.

Oct 8, 2019

In many regards, Sketchboard Pro could be the ideal iPad drawing board for digital epigraphy

Either drawing in the field at the monuments or inking in the studio, creating steady lines and smooth curves requires a large drawing surface with lots of elbow room.

Oct 4, 2019

Developing a digital color code pattern based on traditional, hand drawn examples

When we look at ancient Egyptian monuments, color is to be found everywhere. Documenting either tombs, temples or the smallest painted graffito, we must provide a reasonable solution for recording the painted remains of the surface.

Sep 20, 2019

The Tomb of Pay and Raia at Saqqara

First discovered in the 19th century, the tomb of Pay and Raia was excavated and recorded by the joint EES/National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, expedition between 1994 and 1998.

Sep 5, 2019

The "Imiseba method" - Documenting the late Twentieth Dynasty wall paintings in Theban Tomb 65

To appreciate some of the attributes digitalEPIGRAPHY represents at its core, we would like to introduce a one of a kind epigraphic project focusing on the facsimile representation of the wall paintings in TT 65.

Sep 2, 2019

Die Kultkammer des Ka-ni-nisut im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien

This richly illustrated work by Regina Hölzl is dedicated to the mastaba of the royal official Kaninisut: its discovery, the purchase of the tomb’s cult chamber for the museum where it is to be visited today, and its relief decoration.

Aug 27, 2019

New PaperLike 2 utilizing "Nanodots Technology" for rougher surface and less refractions

As much as we like drawing on our iPad, its slippery glass surface has always been a major disadvantage, especially in comparison with Wacom’s etched glass Cintiq drawing displays.

Aug 18, 2019

Documenting the Amenhotep III wall scene LD177 at Luxor temple (Part 2) – digital "inking” and collating on the iPad Pro

In the following article, we shall continue exploring new ways of enhancing our traditional documentation techniques in a meaningful way, this time mostly concentrating on the artist’s work in the studio.

Aug 15, 2019

A capable Photoshop remote for shortcut champions - TourBox controller review

Clicking our way through the many options/tools used in the studio can be rather cumbersome, especially without knowing the right shortcuts and finding an optimal way to execute these commands.

Aug 12, 2019

The Main Chapel at the Amarna Workmen’s Village and its wall paintings

In the 1980s, the Egypt Exploration Society's expedition to Amarna discovered a well-preserved private chapel at the Workmen's Village and the largest that had been built there.

Jul 19, 2019

Cintiq 22 with Pro Pen 2 is a larger budget pen display from Wacom aimed for beginners

After launching the $649 Cintiq 16 earlier this year, Wacom just announced a larger version of its entry-level tablet called Wacom Cintiq 22 aimed for creatives on a budget.

Jul 18, 2019

Carlyn Beccia – Digital Painting for the Complete Beginner. Includes techniques using Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop

Back in Spring, we introduced a new series, which would include some of our favorite books regarding the techniques and methods used in creating digital art. Our next entry is Carlyn Beccia’s manual, a practical guide to digital painting with...

Jul 16, 2019

Hands-on with MacOS Catalina running sidecar on iPad Pro – convenient but not an Astropad Studio killer just yet

With the public betas of both macOS Catalina and iPadOS finally available for testing, digitalEPIGRAPHY went ahead and tried out Sidecar, Apple's intriguing new feature, to see if it’s ready to take on our beloved Astropad Studio.

Jun 25, 2019

Adobe sheds more light on its upcoming drawing and painting iPadOS app, now officially called Adobe Fresco

Photoshop CC isn’t going to be the only attraction coming to the iPad this year. Being developed under the code name “Project Gemini”, Adobe’s other upcoming creative app has a proper release title – Adobe Fresco.

Jun 7, 2019

Tomb of Amenmose (TT89) – Modern epigraphy in the footsteps of Nina and Norman de Garis Davies

In 1995, the Royal Ontario Museum initiated its Theban Tomb Project with Lyla Pinch-Brock and ROM Assistant Curator Roberta Shaw as co-directors recreating the facsimile technique used by Nina de Garis Davis.

Jun 4, 2019

It’s official: with macOS Catalina this Fall, Apple will provide system-wide native support for the iPad to be used as second display

A new feature in macOS Catalina, called Sidecar, will let an iPad act as a second display for the Mac. The Mac can be paired with iPads wired or wirelessly, and will have Apple Pencil support when using the new feature.

May 30, 2019

Let’s talk about… Ears – stylistic attributes and visual representation guidelines based on carved and painted examples

In this new series of tutorials, digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to draw your attention to the importance of stylistic accuracy in epigraphic documentation by focusing on the representation of a common feature, the human ear.