Digital Epigraphy (Second Edition)

Chapter 1 - The Epigraphic Survey

In 1923 Oriental Institute founder James Henry Breasted conceived the idea of a permanent field headquarters of the Oriental Institute, based in Luxor, for a long-term epigraphic and architectural survey of all the ancient temples of the Nile Valley. This

Chapter 2 – Drawing Conventions

Ink-Line Weights, Sun-shadow Orientations, Translating Three-Dimensional Relief into Two-Dimensional Pencil/Ink Lines, Architectural Elements, Recut or Restored Figures and Inscriptions, Plaster, Additional Details

Chapter 3 – Digital Drawing Tools

In this chapter we explore the digital environment in which the final Chicago House inked drawings are created. Although dealing with buttons and sliders while holding our pen might seem to be a bit alien at first, it will nevertheless be worth the effort to

Chapter 4 - Digital Fieldwork

In this chapter, we shall explore the possibilities of using digital drawing tablets in the field. Although digital graphics tablets were introduced many years ago, until fairly recently their fragile technology and relatively large size limited their use

Chapter 5 – Digital Inking Method

In this chapter we’ll give the artist detailed guidance for producing digitally inked final versions of his/her initial documentation. The method described in the following sections is not exclusive; one has to keep in mind that there is no uniform solutio

Chapter 6 - Post Production

In this chapter we will learn how to modify the inked drawing according to the changes indicated by the collation process. The Epigraphic Survey collation system is a very thorough check and crosscheck of the drawing against the wall, undertaken by two Eg

Chapter 7 – Ongoing Projects

Working digitally on-site with portable tablet computers, Using Photoshop for studying color enhancements, Presenting more complex decorative programs.