Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scrimshaw in progress #3: Hamster Portrait on Tagua Nut

It's a new day, and I'm etching away this morning, creating the hamster's golden fur on this tagua nut scrimshaw pendant. This is a constant process of etch, add paint, sand with steel wool, and start over again. Each section has to be gone over multiple times in this manner before the color is deep enough for me. After I finish the golden fur, I'll go back and darken areas which need it, add highlights if necessary, and then it will be time to turn it into an actual pendant. I think before I go further at this point, I'm going to add my signature. Back to the work bench...stay tuned for more later!

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