Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Lights, camera, action.........!

So finally The Book manuscript is finished.  All 96 pages of it. 

I'm quite pleased with the layout, which has been changed umpteen times, and the general look of the thing.  It's an instructional manual so I have disdained any fancy arty-farty stuff and loads of 'stylish' clutter.  It could even be described as minimalist.

So now all I have to do *cough* are the illustrations. I made a start on them at the weekend, but decided that my little studio set up, which consists of a pair of halogen lights and a translucent light tent just won't work for what I want to do.

I need to be able to take step-by-step photographs as I'm actually carrying out each step of the instructions, so setting each stage in the light tent doesn't accurately portray exactly what's happening.

So I'm going to set up the camera right beside me at my workdesk, and take shots as I'm going along. It can't get any more realistic than that.

My daylight bulbs arrived this morning, to flood my work area with lovely blue-tinted 'natural' daylight.  I have a brand, spanking new cutting mat with not a speck of glue on it (yet) and I'm planning to spend chunks of 1 hour at time, throughout the day, working through the list of photos.

Well that's the plan anyway........

6 comments:

Robin said...

Well done you! You're gonna be famous!
Rx

KT MIniatures said...

Sounds like it is progressing brilliantly Sandra. Have you a title yet? Celia

dora said...

It is a pleasure to return to enter in your blog.
After a period of time, away from the minis, again with renewed hopes.
A greeting, Carmen kisses

Sandra Morris said...

Robin....
I'm not holding my breath for fame or fortune. It's just something I've been wanting to do for a while now and there's still a way to go before it's completely finished and off to the printers.

Celia....
The working title is 'Making Miniature Toy Dolls in 1/12th Scale' but I might change it to something snappier.
Any ideas?

Dora...
Welcome back!

julie campbell said...

well done sandra :0)
love the working title, it says what it is and no frills.
julie xx

Sans! said...

You know I will buy a copy of course :).