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Jan 9, 2019

The Lenovo Yoga A940 all-in-one might give the Surface Studio a run for its money

Lenovo just announced its Yoga A940, a desktop all-in-one with a movable display aimed at digital content creators with some unique twists in design and function that differentiates it from Microsoft's Surface Studio.

Jan 7, 2019

Wacom's new 649$ Cintiq 16 could be the ideal drawing display for the rest of us

This bit of news comes hot from CES, the world's gathering place for those who has an interest in consumer technologies, where Wacom has announced its most affordable pen display ever, the $649/ €599.90 Cintiq 16.

Jan 4, 2019

Our first Newsletter just went out!

We can't believe that it's been two months already since digitalEPIGRAPHY went live! Thanks to you, and another 3853 of our devoted readers, we are starting to form a community who'd like to learn about and contribute to digital documentation in...

Dec 21, 2018

Late antique Hagr Edfu - Area 2b, Tomb D

In 2007, a British Museum expedition began investigating the late antique activity at Hagr Edfu, with a focus on surveying, conserving, and documenting the rock-cut tombs of Areas 1 and 2, including Tomb D of Area 2b. Project description

Dec 19, 2018

Documenting the Amenhotep III wall scene LD177 at Luxor temple (Part 1) – digital “penciling” and the updated digital Chicago method

In order to reflect the evolution of computerized recording techniques since the Digital Epigraphy Manual’s release in 2014, the Epigraphic Survey initiated an update of its digital documentation guidelines.

Dec 17, 2018

Procreate 4 and its most recent updates bring unprecedented ease and flexibility to digital field drawing

We at digitalEPIGRAPHY have been enjoying using Procreate since purchasing the first iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil back in 2015. Three years have passed, and we can still say it with a lot of confidence...

Dec 15, 2018

The tomb of Khnumhotep II (Tomb 3) at Beni Hassan

The Beni Hassan @ Macquarie project aims to provide a visual dictionary for all inscribed tombs of the Middle Egypt burial site Beni Hassan, including that of Khnumhotep II.

Dec 12, 2018

The best budget Wacom drawing display alternatives for digital artists Part 2 – XP-Pen Artist Display Series

In the second part of introducing budget-friendly artist displays, digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to draw your attention towards yet another emerging company that was founded in Japan in 2005, called XP-Pen.

Dec 10, 2018

A practical use case - the photogrammetric digital background created for a sample scene at Luxor temple

The background photo for LD 177 was created using the photogrammetric software Agisoft Photoscan and a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID and 50mm Mamiya-Sekor Z f/4.5 lens, mounted with a Hasselblad CFV-50c digital back. The scene was lit using a Profoto studio...

Dec 8, 2018

The Tomb of Senwosret at Elkab

A British Museum expedition under the direction of W. V. Davies has been working on cleaning and recording the pharaonic tombs of Elkab since 2009. The tomb discussed here was built for Senwosret, a governor of Elkab probably during the early 12th...

Dec 6, 2018

Duet claims that with Duet Display 2 PC users can finally use their iPad as a real drawing display

The iPad Pro has become a fantastic tool for us working in digital documentation in part because of its flexibility — different apps provide different drawing tools, ideas, and experiences.

Dec 5, 2018

First generation Apple Pencil (2015)

Although at the moment all the attention is directed towards Apple’s new iPads and its brand new, 2nd generation Apple Pencil, there are still multiple reasons to include the original version with our recommended tools.

Dec 3, 2018

Tidbits of the digital Chicago method Part 1 - Creating and applying a damage template for digital inking

There is a lot of debate, hesitance and argument pro and contra when it comes to studying, documenting and/or indicating damaged areas of ancient Egyptian wall surfaces. In our opinion, there could be a very convincing case...

Dec 1, 2018

Budget Wacom drawing display alternatives for digital artists Part 1 – Huion Kamvas Pro tablet monitors

When it comes to buying a drawing tablet for all your studio and/or field documentation elated work, there are a lot of standpoints to consider, such as size, accuracy, pressure sensitivity, efficiency and, last but not least, cost effectiveness.

Nov 29, 2018

The Tomb of Sataimau at Hagr Edfu

A British Museum expedition has been working at the necropolis of Hagr Edfu under the direction of W. V. Davies since 2001. In recent years, the expedition has documented a group of three tombs at the foot of the main hill of the site...

Nov 28, 2018

Using your studio computer in the field Part 2 – Providing remote access to shortcuts while drawing on the iPad

In the second part of my introduction regarding using full-fledged desktop software in the field, I’d like to elaborate on the importance of creating the best possible workflow for our documentation needs.

Nov 26, 2018

The second iteration of Microsoft’s Surface Studio is now available for purchase

This bit of news might only concern digital artists with deep pockets, however digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to reach out to those of our colleagues working with the Windows ecosystem...

Nov 24, 2018

The most portable 4K drawing display one can have – Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 review

I’ve used a few different drawing displays in the past years and one aspect of their design stayed consistent: they had large, spacious screens, at least 20 Inches in diameter. I loved my first Cintiq 21UX just as much as the Cintiq 22HD I used in...

Nov 22, 2018

SmudgeGuard drawing gloves and their alternatives – a digital artists’ everyday essential

A lot of digital artists have the problem that after a while of using a Wacom tablet, the surface warms up and their hands start "sticking" to the drawing display, making the glass surface less than ideal for that smooth brushstroke they were about...

Nov 21, 2018

The Tombs of Userhat and Khonsuemheb

A Japanese expedition from the Institute of Egyptology at Waseda University, Tokyo has been working in the el-Khokha area in the Theban Necropolis since 2007 under the direction of Prof. Jiro Kondo. The team has rediscovered the tomb of Userhat...