Friday, October 10, 2008

October 10 work in progress

Hoo wee it's been windy the last few days. It's so dry here there's dust blowing around like crazy.

I started the two Serama illustrations today but they are not far enough along to make for an interesting WIP photo yet. The bison scrim (on mammoth ivory) is just at the transfer stage, so not all that pretty yet. I'll show you the peacock-in-progress though. Remember this is NOT done yet. I'm experimenting with different ink than I normally use, so it's a somewhat different process. I'm attempting to work from light to dark (the same way I draw) which most scrimshanders will say is not the way it's done. Well, you can't just tell me something doesn't work, I have to find out for myself. And the good news is it does seem to be working.

There are three more layers of color to go. If you want to know more about this, see the link to the tutorial that I posted two postings ago.

color scrimshaw on pre-ban elephant ivory

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