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Mar 4, 2019

Wooden Canvas Smart Board Drawing Desk for the new (2018) iPad Pro 12.9-inch

Although Apple is heavily marketing its Pro tablet to be used for content creation, interestingly they have never considered producing a stand or drawing board to get a better grip or drawing angle when using their tablet computer.

Feb 26, 2019

FRTMA Apple Pencil (Second Generation) Silicone Case Sleeve and Silicon Case Anti-Slip Holder Grip with Nib Cover Accessories Kit

The new Apple Pencil must be protected in case it's accidentally dropped to the ground, and now FRTMA released 2 different silicon sleeves to safeguard your brand-new stylus.

Feb 23, 2019

Wacom Ergo Stand and Desk Arm for Cintiq Pro 24 and 32

Wacom’s new Cintiq Pro tablets are great drawing displays, but they don’t provide a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to finding the right drawing position.

Feb 20, 2019

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018) and Apple Pencil 2 review – what we have, will have and could have

The most recent iteration of Apple’s iPad Pro line was released exactly four months ago, on the day our website went live. The new, radical form factor, the share power of its new processor...

Feb 17, 2019

New Pro Pen slim digital stylus introduced by Wacom to reduce hand cramps

The last time Wacom updated its Pro Pen series was a long time ago. Now, in response to users who have requested a more ergonomic stylus, the company is introducing the Pro Pen slim.

Feb 15, 2019

Tidbits of the digital Chicago method Part 4 – Implementing enhanced photographs with Procreate using iDStretch

DStretch – a well-known and widely used piece of software – is an ImageJ plugin written by Jon Harman to enhance rock art images invisible to the naked eye. To be able to use DStretch on your computer...

Feb 12, 2019

Color the Temple - Using projected light to restore color on the temple of Dendur

In this article we would like to focus on the 2015 initiative at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts to build a virtual reconstruction of the original polychrome painted decoration of the temple of Dendur.

Feb 10, 2019

Photoshop CC (2019) - Where to buy and what to know about Adobe's photo, image, and design editing software

Adobe Photoshop CC is a photo, image, and design editing software built for professional designers, photographers, and artists. It is now part of the Adobe Creative Cloud service...

Feb 8, 2019

Can Apple’s Sixth Generation (2018) iPad with Pencil support be “Pro enough” for half the price?

Apple’s first non-Pro tablet device attributed with Pencil support might be replaced by a new model this Spring. digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to put last year’s model under the microscope...

Feb 6, 2019

Photoshop one-on-one – Learn the fundamentals of using selections in our favorite content creating software

Making a selection before interacting with certain elements of a drawing is one of the most vital tasks anybody who works with visual documentation must learn early on. In the first installment of our new tutorial series...

Feb 3, 2019

Nubia in the New Kingdom: The Egyptians at Kurgus

The joint Sudan Archaeological Research Society-British Museum project between 1998 and 2012 investigated the many records left by the Egyptian military expeditions during the New Kingdom at Kurgus.

Jan 31, 2019

Combining digital and traditional inking methods on MHB 122, an obscured scene at the Small Amun Temple in Medinet Habu

This is a study of the multiple drawing processes used by the Epigraphic Survey (Chicago House) to document a pillar scene of Thutmose III Given Life by Amun-Re on the façade of the Small Amun Temple at Medinet Habu in Luxor.

Jan 29, 2019

Astro HQ updates its software bringing better response time and huge performance improvements

Astro HQ, the company behind some of our most favored digital drawing software solutions, Astropad and Luna Display, has recently announced an update to its Liquid video engine

Jan 26, 2019

The Tomb Chapel of Menna (TT 69) The Art, Culture, and Science of Painting in an Egyptian Tomb

The conservation and documentation of the tomb chapel of Menna (TT 69) at Luxor was implemented between 2007 and 2009, under the direction of Melinda Hartwig of Georgia State University.

Jan 24, 2019

Tidbits of the digital Chicago method Part 3 - How to create a better dashed line using Photoshop Dual Brush

Dedicating an entire article for such a nuanced topic might seem like an overkill for some, however, knowing how certain Photoshop brush settings work and understanding how we can tweak these features...

Jan 21, 2019

We tried, therefore you don’t have to – SonarPen and other third-party styluses for the iPad

The iPad Pro is a fantastic tablet computer, but one needs a compatible stylus for it to live up to its potential. Apple – after famously stating for years that touch-based computers don’t need a stylus – finally gave in in 2015...

Jan 19, 2019

Artstudio Pro by Lucky Clan – a cheap Photoshop/Procreate alternative worthy of your attention

Although we at digitalEPIGRAPHY are committed to the software that works best for our field and studio drawing needs, there are instances when one needs to experiment with alternatives.

Jan 16, 2019

Applying PaperLike artist's screen protector on the new iPad Pro and its effects on the drawing experience

There is a peculiar product that we’ve already included in our Tools section called the PaperLike screen protector that proved to be tremendously useful when drawing on the iPad.

Jan 14, 2019

Reconstructing the Villa of Serenus at Amheida

In 1979, a team of the Dakhleh Oasis Project discovered the upper part of lavishly decorated walls of what turned out to be a fourth century ‘villa’ occupied by a family of high social status.

Jan 12, 2019

Tidbits of the digital Chicago method Part 2 - Creating and applying a plaster template for digital inking

In this second tutorial discussing nuances that are specific to the digital iterations of the Chicago method, we’d like to debate over yet another peculiar surface treatment, the representation of areas obscured by plaster.