Day 50 – Major Upgrades!

Finished shading the previous design. Not too bad. I felt that I’ve done a decent enough job, so I’m giving myself a pat on my shoulder. Well done me! For the next design, I wanted something that is more free flowing and asymmetrical, so I chose this one from the book. Don’t really know how […]

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Day 49 – Even More Engraving

I’ve shaded the practice design I was working with yesterday. Went a bit experimental with the lotus flower at the bottom and more conservative with the wings of leaves at the top. It was alright I guess. Next design was a wave inspired crest. A lot of parallel lines involved; very good practice. I took […]

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Day 48 – More Engraving

I shaded yesterday’s ring of leaves. It was alright I guess. Still couldn’t figure out how to take a nice picture of my engraving. Probably need a ring of light or something to properly illuminate the work. Next, I worked on another leafy design which is basically a motif repeating itself 3 times in a […]

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Day 47 – Engraving Straight from Book!

I’ve finished stippling the background on the scroll I was working on yesterday. After that, I’ve decided to not waste time designing, but spend more time engraving to hone the skill. For that, I dug out an old book about Japanese family crests and started using the designs within to practice my engraving. Found a […]

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Day 46 – Scroll Practice

Thought I should practice a bit more on designing and engraving scrolls. So I did. I did a better job removing background this time round; it’s mostly even and flat. Haven’t finish with the stippling though.

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Day 45 – Wave

So I have finished the Flora coin. The background can be more level and balanced. Even with the stippling, it is obvious that the background isn’t flat. For bigger background removal job like this, I will try to remove with a bur next time. Wave Coin Next, I worked on and finished another coin today. […]

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Day 44 – Start of Another Coin

Started working on another coin today. The design was inspired by this illustration of some plant I found online. Don’t really know what plant was it though. Anyway, same thing, I drew it out and transferred the design onto the coin. Cutting the outline was not too much of a problem. The problem is that […]

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