Learned I need to got much darker with my grays… but happy with the details on my bear…
How big is it?
Wow, really nice job on this!
Really amazing bit of work
Beautiful. You create such compelling expressions on your subjects faces.
That is one handsome bear!
Roughly 10 inch x 17 inches… the original pen and ink illustration was 50 x 40 inches
Thank you!!! I usually start with the eyes in my illustrations
I especially like the way you do the bear’s fur. That detail adds so much to the design.
Zowie. Really nice.
Thank you I love details!! They show up in all my illustrations
Beautiful! I love your illustrations. What kind of wood?
This is on a large bamboo cutting board!! And thank you!!
I love etching bamboo. It cleans up so easily with a soft toothbrush and dish soap. Unfortunately you lose the burn.
AMAZING detail and art!!! How long did it take you to do the 50 by 40 size???
Yeah… I have noticed Is there a better wood you would recommend for detailed work?
42 years honestly… about 2 weeks of full time work if I were to add it up. The piece sold the first day I debuted it at an art festival
Nice to see the artist as well as the art.
I actually like maple and the burn it gets. It has a nice look. You could use a dark wood like walnut but I don’t think you would get the same depth of image. Have you tried flooding the etch with color?
Not with wood! I used to etch copper, patina and sand off the top revealing the illustration… but that was ALOT of work. I will have to try it with wood. What would you recommend using to flood the wood?