Day 40 – Pointillism

Did a bit of “Bulino Engraving” today. Using a picture taken by Constant Companion RR of her two cats, I think I did a rather decent job. While the engraving doesn’t show up dark if you look at it directly from the front, I supposed I can apply some black ink to really show the dots. […]

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Day 39 – A Box of Springs.

Chicken Coin Completed Done with the chicken coin. My shading skill needs a lot more work. Did the stippled background for this because stippling is a new thing for me, and it makes the rooster pops. A Box of Springs! My box of springs came in this afternoon. Nice. Since it is a box of […]

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Day 38 – Chicken Coin.

The sharpening holder for 2mm round graver works after I have shorten the back of the tube. Only bad thing about using the holder with round gravers is that it can be hard to align the sides consistently. Not impossible though, I will just have to work with it. Chicken Coin Started my work on […]

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Day 25 – Finishing Octopus

Spent most of the afternoon shading my “Octopus”. Didn’t really know how to properly shade the thing, so I cross-hatched everything. I think it turned out… Rather well? Quite a lot of work, making those tiny cuts as even and consistent as possible. I am quite pleased with this. What will my next subject be? […]

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Day 24 – Chrysanthemum Done.

02:41 PM I am done with the “Chrysanthemum”. Rather pleased with this one actually, though I am still sore with the super deep and ugly first cut which you can see from that one petal in the middle of the flower. I should get some black paint to ink up the cuts so that they […]

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Day 22 – Chrysanthemum

04:23 PM   Finished with the shading. It is extremely hard to make uniform, consistent parallel lines partly because of my inexperience and partly because of I cannot really see much with 3.5X magnification, so it was mostly done by feel. Another thing is I should probably remove the nail polish before I shade the […]

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Day 21 – Japanese Crane

06:58 PM Let the engraving starts! Instead of spending too much time thinking of what to engrave, I decided to engrave the first thing that popped into my mind; a majestic Japanese red-crowned crane. Went to Google image, and looked through some picture. Found the one which I liked and I sketch it out on […]

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