Saturday, July 27, 2013

Brown Red Japanese Bantams

"Brown Red Japanese Bantams"
colored pencil and graphite on cream Stonehenge paper
10 by 12 inches
by Katherine Plumer, © 2013

This was a custom piece, and it is now in Canada!  :-)

Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26 work in progress

The little chicken scrimshaw is finished, and I will post it as soon as its new owner sees it!

Next on the list is the cottage scrimshaw.  This is an illustration of the "Hansel Cottage" in Carmel, CA.  This is a custom piece, and it's just over 2 inches in diameter.  It'll be in full color.  This pic was taken right after I transferred my drawing onto the ivory, so it's a bunch of dots.  I've been working on all the outlines so far, and although there is a lot more done than there was when I took this photo, I haven't added any more ink so it doesn't look like much yet.  This is an extremely complex image and I need to think very carefully how I'm going to do this...

Friday, July 19, 2013

July 19 work in progress

I transferred two images to two pieces of ivory today.  They are both projects I "should have finished yesterday" if you know what I mean... clock's a-tickin'.  The other, which I will show you later, is larger and EXTREMELY complicated and detailed, so I'm going to try to bust this one out pretty quickly (ha ha, "quickly" being a very relative term when it comes to working on a microscopic level).

This is going to be a portrait of two Sebright Bantam chickens.  And to all my fancier/poultry exhibitor/chicken snob friends, I KNOW you're going to jump all over and say they don't look like good sebrights.  I KNOW.  They aren't!  These are "hatchery grade" birds, and that's deliberate.  So don't get all uppity about it.  ;-)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cape Buffalo knife now REALLY done!

Drum roll please...

And now featuring engraving and inlay on the bolsters and rivets by one of my absolute favorite people, Michael Dubber!  I had to jump up and down and do the happy dance when I saw how COOL this turned out.  YOWZA!!!  Click on the pics to see these a little bit bigger!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

engraved Cape Buffalo floorplate

This is a floorplate for a Winchester Model 70 rifle.  This part, in very simple terms, goes underneath behind the trigger.  The scrollwork and gold inlay was done by John Barraclough.  I engraved the Cape Buffalo in what is known as "bulino" style.  This is NOT scrimshaw (it's NOT ivory).  This is on steel. Yeah, I engraved metal.  ;-)  And I'm gonna do it again!