To go back that Day 19 pic... I didn't know you were 6ft tall - and when did you get glasses?! <----Been holding that joke in for a week, just too good though, couldn't keep it in any longer
And as for the issues with scanning your pencils (losing quality, etc), yeah, that's a common issue for artists who try to scan pretty much any art that has 'shading'. Scanning watercolours too - or pretty much any kinda media other than just straight black inkwork - is also generally a pain in the butt. I don't really have many tips myself other than to just play with the settings on your scanner (try lowering the contrast, fiddling with the darkness, etc) and then once the image is in Photoshop try playing with the Levels (click on "Image", then "Adjustments", then "Levels" in the top menu bar) until you stumble across a process that's able to preserve the shading quality to a level you feel looks best. Either that, or maybe Google "how to scan pencil art" or stuff like that - or even just ask some of the artists here who draw in pencils how they do it themselves (Fennewalde might be able to help - as the old SketchTavern legend goes, Fenn used to only draw digitally until the fateful day, years ago, when Hardsloth mailed him a pencil so that he would start using traditional media -- and Fenn hasn't really ever gone back since, heh)(Fenn's thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=5258
Also, gotta say, I was kinda enjoying reading the commentary in your posts as much as the actual art - so if you do draw up any pictures of weird dream monsters, feel free to post up a bit of writing with it (as a needlessly rambly, overwordy writer myself, I actually *do* read that kinda stuff haha).
<3 days to go! Just like that little scowly girl in the Day 19 pic said! She predicted the future! How did she know?! SHE EERY.