Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10 work in progress

Scrimshaw, as you surely know from reading this blog for a while (right?) is a form of engraving.  What gives it the color to stand out against the (usually light colored) surface is ink.  So before it's inked, it doesn't look like much:

In fact, it requires some strategic positioning under the microscope in order to get enough reflected light to see what one is actually doing.

Progress as of tonight...  A lot of what might look like white highlights is actually reflection.  Quick point-and-shoot photos under the fluorescent light is not the way to take good photos.  I'll do good photos when I'm done!  :-)

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