Monday, December 15, 2008

Scrimshaw in progress #2: Hamster Portrait on Tagua Nut

The little guy is starting to take shape now. My eyes are watering so bad, I think I'm going to have to stop for tonight though. Tomorrow I'll add more of the terra cotta coloring where needed, and then start on his golden color.

This tagua nut is about 2 1/4" long and I'm using needles and a knife to stipple and carve the design into the material. I'm using acrylic paint for the coloring.

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