My experience with technical illustrating and layout in archaeology started during my study years at Tübingen University (Germany). Pottery drawings and their preparation for publication - first the old-fashioned way with ink pen, glue and paper, and then with scanner and vector-drawing programs - came first. Manipulation and editing of photos and drawings in Photoshop soon followed. Today I also design Websites and experiment with 3d modeling programs.
Examples of my work:
|Although I develop webpages using the visual program Macromedia Dreamweaver, most of the actual coding is done by hand in HTML in order to make the Websites as compatible as possible for a variety
of different browsers.
In addition to this Archaeoplan Website I also created one for archaeozoologist Dr. Monika Doll.
|The work with and publication of pottery drawings can be sped up quite impressively. The original pencil drawings are scanned and then vectorized. The result: freely scalable and indefinitely reusable drawings with an homogenous look - and no ink-stained fingers.
|A combination of plans and photographs is ideal for scientific or public presentation of archaeological research. The generated files can be used as single slides or handouts, but I also design complete Powerpoint presentations.
|Recently I have started to experiment with 3d reconstruction. While I am quite happy with my first results in virtual pottery, my architectural experiments still need a lot more work.
Well, I live and learn (more about those computer programs).