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........