eART-SCANNING

Something new under the Sun. A new Art Form. A new technique to store beautiful, amazing,
and esthetically pleasing images into your computer, WITHOUT a CAMERA!!!

This new technique, called eART SCANNING, has been developed by Dr. Terrell William Proctor, J.D.

Pleistocene Giant Land Tortoise
Thumb Claws-Leisey Shell
Pit, Ruskin, Florida
Demonstrates how images
appear to float in front of
the background in eART SCANNING
Beautiful White Orchids and
Purple Clematis with a
Scarlet Background, also
appear to float in front of
the background in eART SCANNING
Beretta hand gun eART SCANNED
for a computer game on request
appears to float in front of the
bright yellow Background

The above three examples show how the eART SCANNING technique can create scientific displays; beautiful original art work which can be printed out in large prints for framing; and evidence which can be prepared for courtroom use.

WHAT IS "eART SCANNING & why should I be interested?

eART SCANNING is a new "Art Form" developed by Dr. Terry Proctor. It has great potential not only for ART, but also for EVIDENCE for attorneys; RECORD KEEPING for folks wanting an inventory of their small valuables for insurance and other purposes; documentation for many purposes; storage for later transmission by eMail, to put on the net and many, many other purposes.

Here are some of the many uses of eART SCANNING are:



If you click on any of the items shown on this page, you will see the item as a full screen. That way you can better appreciate
how eART SCANNING makes items appear to float in front of the background and/or have a three dimensional appearance.

This is a mid-Eocene
Conus Shell from the Brazos River
near Bryan, Texas. It is about 1"
in length. Scanning it at 600 dpi
I am able to print it out as
a 13" x 19" frameable print
For graphics in a mystery internet
game, I was asked to create
an eART SCAN of some castor beans
which have a 3-D appearance
This is the same mid-Eocene
Conus Shell from the Brazos River
shown on the left. Once the
eART SCAN is done, a computer
program can then change it into
many 13" x 19" frameable prints.


eArt Scanning can present very small things with great clarity and allow them to be
printed out on very large paper. I use 13" x 19" Epsom matte paper.


Here is a lower Oligocene (35,000,000 MYA) 1/4" fossil Mosquito from Florissant, Colorado. By using high resolution eART SCANNING, you can then blow small items up so that you can see details you would never see with a photograph. Here is a double use of eART SCANNING. The Wedding Program was scanned, reduced, put on the scanner and the flowers then scanned with the program, with backlighting behind the colored tissue laid over the flowers.


Scanning at 600 dpi (dots per inch), the resolution is so high that even this very small fossil mosquito
can be blown up in size to make a large print on a 13" x 19" or smaller print.
This is very important when presenting small things which need to be seen at a distance by a group.


ATTORNEYS:

When printing an exhibit out on a 13" x 19" inkjet printer, you have a quick, inexpensive exhibit for a jury. This lets a group see the exhibit better than photography ever could. It can also be reduced down to use as graphics in web sites or video games and/or to send out by eMail.



A little background on how eART SCANNING came about:

Terry purchased a scanner and some OCR (optical Character Recognition) Software to use in his law practice to prevent having to retype incoming discovery documents. At first there were problems getting this done.

One day while Terry was sitting looking at the scanner which he wasn't using for the intended purpose. He also had lying near a fossil fish which he had purchased. The fossil fish was imbedded in a block of sandstone which was very flat. With an inspirational quirk, Terry decided to scan the fish, like folks had scanned their faces and other parts of their anatomy on photocopy machines. To Terry's amazement the scan of the fish not only came out O.K., but it came out with great clarity.

This started Terry on a trail of various experiments using his Scanner (which after about four years, he is still using the same scanner and one of his scanners which he does eART SCANNING with). Terry learned that you could not only scan flat things, but the scanner would also scan things which were three dimensional and come out pretty well focused on the entire item.

Hey, even cameras didn't do that. However, Terry was disappointed in the effects he was getting with shadows around items, when they were put on the flat bed scanner and the lid closed. Terry decided he needed an overhead light to light things around the edges. Terry had a chemistry ring stand and a clip on incandescent work light. So he clipped the light to the ring stand and lowered it down to just above the item to be scanned. Of course something had to be done to diffuse the light or otherwise you would get a scan of the item with a glaring light bulb also showing.

At first Terry used some Kleenex tissues, but they were too small. Terry had just picked up a suit from the cleaners and in the sleeves were those white tissues used to hold the sleeves round when you get them from the Cleaners. Terry realized that these had folds in them, and if just placed over the item to be scanned, the background would show the folds. Therefore, Terry decided to make so many folds that the folds would not be noticed. Therefore, he took the tissue and roll it into a very small ball, then unfolded it and carefully smoothed it back out. Now the light would be diffused and the background was a smooth continuous collection of very small folds in every direction. This gave a pleasant background effect which didn't distract from the item scanned, but rather seemed to enhance the eART SCAN as Terry came to call his creation.

Using this inexpensive scanner and printer (combined cost less than $400.00), Terry started turning out amazing new art work. He has constantly added to the technique which he discovered with ever new innovations since 1999.

eArt Scanning is a very simple procedure, with a little artistic touch thrown in, which produces gorgeous results and can result in very dramatic displays for evidence to juries, and presentations to other groups such as club meetings, talks, sales presentations and many other uses.

As time went on, Terry felt that the background was too flat to the scanned object, so he started raising the tissue (and other material used to diffuse light) which surprised Terry, but making items appear to float in front of the background. One of the best examples of this is the eART SCAN of the two tortoise claws which are at the top left of this page. Click on that eART SCAN and see a full screen of these claws. Terry believes that you simply cannot get that effect with any camera.

There is a great potential use of the eART SCANNING technique in the
legal profession, to which Terry has practiced for 40 years.

This technique has been presented by Terry, at attorney Howard Nation's annual Seminar in 2002 and to the Harris County Criminal Defense Attorneys, to show other attorneys how to use this technique to inexpensively prepare exhibits for use before juries and in negotiation. Terry believes the wide use of this technique could both help juries see evidence more clearly and also reduce the costs of litigation, over purchasing expensive court room exhibits.

Terry is a practicing Attorney and Mediator and has been a Municipal Court Judge and an Associate District Judge in Harris County. Therefore, Terry knows and appreciates the expenses of litigation and the need to reduce costs. Besides Terry's knowledge of law, he also has had a lifetime of experience in Art, Writing, Photography, Science and Curiosity. These experiences led Terry to develop this fantastic new "art form" which he calls "eART SCANNING".

Terry has a new book on eART SCANNING. Details on obtaining a copy are in the GIFT SHOP section.

The September 2000 issue of ROCK & GEM Magazine, a National publication, published Terry's six page article on eART SCANNING. On the front cover of this issue, ROCK & GEM Magazine had a banner touting Terry's article, called "Rock Art in the Digital Age".

Terry has created hundreds of eArt Prints including florals, shells, fossils, insects, lizards, minerals. From these real things, Terry has used computer effects to create new artistic renditions. Terry's eArt Scanning is available through this web site, along with his art work and writings. Prints are available unframed and also framed in exquisite frames. Framed prints are double-matted in appropriate colors, framed in the finest frames, wired ready to hang with cardboard corners attached to protect the framed print until it is hung.

For more information on Dr. Terry Proctor click on the BIOGRAPHY PAGE.