Taking a good Photo of your Drawing
After a drawing is complete, I use a "workable spray fixative" by Krylon. Besides protecting the drawing from smudging and yellowing over time, it reduces glare. I use a digital camera to take a photo of it, and I NEVER use a flash. At first I used a scanner, but it lightened the drawing, and I could not see all the details.
I take the photo in the daytime, in natural lighting, on the floor near a window, but careful NOT to put it directly in the sun. I also rotate the drawing, so the light source in the room is the same as the direction of the light source in the drawing
After I take several shots, I upload them; pick the best one, which is usually the one where my name and date are IN FOCUS. Then I crop out the borders, and I also REMOVE the SATURATION, which removes any color that the camera picked up, turning it back to pure black and white.
I learned not to settle for a bad photo. After all, you invest hours of drawing time to get it just right, it makes no sense to rush through the photo process? Hope this helps