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Old 05-13-2007, 01:47 AM
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wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

tools of the trade. electric grinder with diamond burr. I engrave on glass or clear perspex ( a type of plastic ) When finished I place a flat-black paper behind it to highlight the scratches.


I convert the image to black and white and play with the light values to get somthing workable. I then draw a scetch on to glass.

now the ral work begins. This is the first time I have done a human portrait using this method so how it will turn out is anybodies guess.

more to follow
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I can't wait to see what happens NEXT!!!
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:24 AM
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

Wow, this is really interesting! I'm looking forward to seeing the next steps.


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Old 05-13-2007, 02:32 AM
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving


a little more scratching. Unlike drawing where you add shade to give shape
with engraving you add light. A bit of reverse thinking.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:29 AM
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

Very interesting work and she is lovely.
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

Looking great! Thanks forthe info, I think I might give this a go! I have plenty of perspex laying round! Great work!
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Thankyou for the demonstration I would love to be able to do this and will check back on your progress
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:29 AM
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

last couple of stages.



thats about it. though I`ll probably soften the cheek area.
Different effects can be achieved from going to high to low speeds
with the engraver and by moving the burr quikly or slowly over the surface.
I am still experimenting with techniques. If I can do this without any instruction any one can. Give it a go !!! Good luck !!
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

Do you light it up afterwards? I would put it on a wall with a light in the back or something... Never seen anything like this before..am really intrigued.. By the way ...this looks wonderful..
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

Thanks so much for showing the tools and the steps along the way. I have certainly admired your work before. The only bad part is the tools remind me of going to the dentist. Do they sound that bad, too? I have tried drawing on black paper and understand how hard it is to think in "reverse" but you succeeded very well.
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I'm a bit slow when it comes to anything new. Alright, very dim actually... What I want to know is how it's become black? Do you make that sketch straightaway on the glass, or do you trace over a drawn sheet placed underneath? If you don't mind, Torny, could you sort of draw out a sketch, diagram-like, labels and all? I'll understand if you don't have the time, can try googling out the info. It's just that I have an urgent curiosity about such beautiful and intriguing things.

Can't wait for another one from you.
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

Cool to see the tools and how you do it, thanks! She turned out very well.
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

Oooh wonderful! Thanks for showing us the progress and the fancy tools!
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Re: wde15/05 Dandelion WIP engraving

Thank you so much for showing us the process as well as the WIP. Very lovely!!
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Thank you for showing the process.... interesting and such a lovely result.
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