Originally Posted by Rumpelteazer
Today I finished my drawing of a waterfall, which looks okay, but when I scanned it it looked horrible, probable a combination of the scanner settings (not mine, so I can't adjust them) and the smooth, reflective paper I used. The compression when uploading it to Facebook and my website makes it even look more horrible.
Scanning or photographing drawings - particularly graphite - is definitely an art in itself. I generally have to take multiple photos/exposures and then tweak them slightly in photoshop to get them back to looking like the original.