Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scrimshaw in progress #6: Hamster Portrait on Tagua Nut

And it is done. Hamster portrait scrimshaw art on tagua nut:





In this final photo, the hamster pendant is shown on top of a color pencil drawing. Scrimshaw uses many of the same techniques as color pencil. Stippling, cross-hatching, and other varieties of line work are often used in creating the scrimshaw etching in the material.

Now that I have the "feel" of this tagua nut and how to work with it, I'll do some more of these! I have 9 more nuts here...now it's just a matter of deciding on the next subject. :)

This golden hamster pendant is for sale on Etsy.

1 comment:

Julie said...

He's gorgeous!