It took me long enough, but the scanner now works. The delay was something due to my own technological incompetance and a missing cable. But everything's up and running and I have now started deviating. It's only four photos and a couple of FanArt sketches so far, but it's a start.
I have noticed though, that while my photographs manage to be serious, my sketches are complete crack. Oh well, I'll just have to deal with it, I guess.