I’m working with a local business owner to bring some of her ideas to life. She gave me an original pen-and-ink to see what I could do with it via laser. She also loves the engraving I’ve done on chipboard (0.02") and has bought all the samples I’ve brought her.
I did a high-quality scan of the art and took it into Photoshop for cleaning up. I tweaked until the screen looked like the clarity of the original art. Then I changed the pixel density to something the GF could handle and sent the file to print.
It took about an hour. I took a few photos as it developed, and the artist was thrilled at what I emailed to her. Here’s the finished piece (not in its entirety, for copyright reasons):
In the original art, the eyes are solid black; it’s interesting how the chipboard/laser combination created striations. In person, the engrave is an impressive representation of the artist’s work.