3/9 Blog Post 3: Do-It-Yourself Digitization
Part I. For this experiment, I chose an analog picture of a house and family drawn by a small child with coloring markers.
Part II. I began the process of digitalizing the child’s drawing by creating a grid system. First, I cut the picture into four quadrants. Specifically, using two lines splitting the picture in half both vertical and horizontally.
Second, I split each individual quadrant into four pieces with an “X”.
Lastly, I drew two lines straight down the two vertical rows of “X”s.
To further the digitalization of the child’s drawing, I chose to create this triangular-shaped grid. The drawing contains continuous flowing colors with often mixing two or more colors creating different shades of primary and secondary colors. Each triangular shape within the grid has its own discrete color combination which is often different than the pieces surrounding it.
If this particular system of digitalizing pictures were to become popular, I would then create a computer software that would digitalize the drawings via computer scanner. The software would do sampling of each of the triangular portions of the picture and determine the correct color palette for the given sample. Depending on the complexity of the drawn image the software would have capabilities to increase the resolution of the triangularly samples in order to more accurately duplicate the picture.
The benefit to this system is that it can create a whole new form of art! The demand for people wanting to digitalize things like their children’s school drawings could increase and this system could really take off. One drawback could be with high demand for this product it would result in a spike in the price of the software. And thus, a spike in price could possibly cause the demand to drop because of the expense of the product.