Sunday, February 05, 2012

scrimshaw video!

FINALLY! I've been trying to upload this thing for days! It was too big and wouldn't upload properly, so I had to make it a bit shorter than the original version...

Enjoy! ;-)

6 comments:

Bob Easton said...

Appreciate the effort Katherine!

Sure, it's easy to understand why it takes so long. (I've fumbled at it a bit myself.)

Question: What was the tool you were using on the leading edge of the wing, in the first few seconds? It is distinctly different than the needle used for the clouds.

Thanks for making the video. BTW, the first of anything is always hard. Your 100th video will be easy.

Katherine Plumer said...

Thanks! The first tool is a Lindsay Airgraver. The second is a needle in a pin vise. Different points make different shaped dots, and even that teeny difference helps me create the different textures of the objects in a scene.

Granny Annie said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video. You are such an amazing artist.

Anonymous said...

Holy MACARONI! I finally get the point of what you are doing! Make dots, ink, let dry, wipe away, re-ink, let dry, wipe away and so on until satisfied! Excellent work!
-B.Mc.

Anonymous said...

Okay, another question. Are those fingerless gloves you are wearing? -BMc

Andrew Perkins said...

Excellent! When you wipe away the excess ink, are you using water or "elbow grease" or a combination of both?