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!