Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12 work in progress

I know I know, super creepy with no eyeballs!  It's just that there are some real subtle colors in the reflections on the eyes and I didn't want to risk muddying that area with all surrounding black ink, so that's why the eyes ended up being last.  So what still needs to be done: eyes, probably adjust the shadows a little, and signature.  And don't think that'll happen in a few minutes, ha ha nooooo.

Anyway, now that you can see what my scratching is turning into, I'll tell you about the image.  This is Romeo.  He's a Pomeranian and a therapy dog, not to mention obviously extremely cute!  He is definitely the apple of his owners' eyes.  :-)

I have to say I loooove scrimshawing furry critters!

I think it's pretty safe to say this'll be the last thing finished before the big move.  Unfortunately that means I won't get a knife done for Blade Show, but life goes on.  I need to start packing.  You're thinking "wait, I thought you did start."  True, I did.  And then I stopped.  But now that the ball is really rolling and it's getting down to the last minute, I need to resume in a big way.  Clock's a-tickin'.

Well, I think I'll call it a day in the studio, I've been scratching lines since this morning and there's a couch and a television and a DVD and a cat calling me from the other room.  Typical Saturday night, woo wee. I thought really hard about going to Reno today for the Californios Ranch Roping competition.  I went years ago when it was still up in Red Bluff and it was pretty cool to see, it would be a great place to shoot some photos, and I'd found out that one of my favorite people in the world was going to be there but unfortunately it's enough of a drive that I'd pretty much lose an entire day, and there's just too much to do right now.  I need to put that on my calendar for next year though!


Mario Sarto said...

This little puppy turns out super nice. Great work as always!

Can't wait for the final result ;)

Katherine Plumer said...

Thank you Mario! I've missed you on the blog! :-) Is your website new? Such beautiful work!!

Mario Sarto said...

Always watching your blog - your biggest fan - after Sam ;)

The work on the fur is awesome! You really got it, Katherine! Why don't you come over here? To Germany - tie a bundle of 15 or 20 pictures and some text about you and your work. I invite you to be a member of one of my sites ( - it is free for you!. Of course it is in German, but hey, who cares about the language? Your work says it all. Perhaps there will be some new customers in overseas for you, who knows? Please think about that and say yes :-) Drop me a line about this -

I am looking forward...

Best to you!