Posting Scroll Work-In-Process Pictures Online
I‘ve shared my creation process online after finishing a scroll. And many seamsters show their work-in-process as it progresses, from early stages to detailed completion. But is it a good idea to post unfinished scroll images online?
There are both plusses and minuses to this.
- Interested people see my work as I progress.
- Scribal students may learn from the process.
- Both my challenges and successes are seen as they develop.
|Prior posted image
mistaken as finished.
- If the honor has not yet been given I must hide the name, accompanying heraldry and other identifying details.
- I lose any first impression impact. Unless my process is uniquely intriguing there’s no reason viewers can’t wait for it.
- My scroll creation process includes several unphotogenic steps useless for progressive sharing. I bet yours has some too.
- Importantly, I’ve found standalone individual images of my unfinished work on Pinterest, and when searching on Google. They could be misinterpreted as poor quality rather than incomplete.