View Full Version : Michelangelo's David

08-07-2014, 07:33 PM
I finished this several months ago but the 9" x 12" board was too large for my scanner. I took a photo for my daughter and decided to share it here. I included the frame in the second photo. I really wish I could have scanned it, you can't really see the scratching with these photos.

08-07-2014, 07:44 PM
Me likey... a lot!

08-07-2014, 07:45 PM
What did you use? I don't see any scratches!

08-07-2014, 08:24 PM
I used tattoo needles and a fiberglass brush. You can't see scratches because it is a photo, the board was too large for my scanner which only scans 8.5 x 11.

08-07-2014, 09:19 PM
I took some close up photos. Hopefully the scratches show now.

08-07-2014, 09:43 PM
The textures are so seamless and smooth. This is excellent work!

08-07-2014, 10:53 PM
You can do 2 scans, one of each end, then stitch them together with a software program. I use Photoshop elements for that and it works very well. Some of the others use something else.
This is beautiful and an excellent idea.

08-08-2014, 12:34 AM
Microsoft ICE is a stitching program. I used to put them together myself and it took HOURS. But ICE stitches them together in seconds.

08-08-2014, 07:54 AM
Wonderful! And, like Sue, I SWEAR by ICE (Image Composite Editor). It's a free download and completely awesome!

Snow Dance
08-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Oh my, this really looks like marble!!


08-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Wow, that texture work is impressive. Even with the close up where we can see the scratched, you captured the texture just perfectly!! So smooth!

08-08-2014, 03:22 PM
terrific work, clever crop of the statue........ :thumbsup:

08-08-2014, 09:42 PM
I Love it! Until I saw this crop, I didn't realize he looks kind of confused....like he is wondering if anyone noticed that he's naked. :lol:

08-09-2014, 11:40 AM
I read an article on how the statue was incorrectly positioned when it was moved inside. I have been obsessed since then. I have a larger scratch board started, but stalled, showing the never seen "front". I always thought it odd, although beautiful, that David was portrayed casually gazing into the distance. That is so NOT what is going on and Michelangelo's genius has been turned to face the wall by people who were either clueless or didn't want it to appear as threatening as is really is. David has his target in sight, lip curled in contempt, tensed, in a defensive position, weight pitched back. It is the moment before he unleashes the rock in the sling. Chilling!

Maxime Thiffault
08-09-2014, 01:05 PM
Really well done Sandi!!

08-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Oh this is really well done.

Harry Seymour
08-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Wonderful work here---beyond exceptional.