Wednesday, March 11, 2009

my second engraving

This has been done for about a week. I keep meaning to take a really top notch photo, but that seems to be eluding me, so I'm going to go ahead and post this mediocre photo.

This is my second engraving on metal, done in the "bulino" style. This image is created entirely with dots. The process is a lot like scrimshaw. This is on steel, and is 1 by 3/4 inch. I am trying to learn to use lines as well, but that does not come as easily to me. Stay tuned for lines. And scrolls. My scrolls look like drunken snails right now.

I wish you could all see these things in person, they're so different in person. So little!

These photos are taken through the microscope, which has better clarity in the center of the field of view.

And just to give you a sense of the dots:

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