very nice, Steinar! try to increase the depth & width- the 'weight'- of your shading lines as they converge. this will help the lines make a nice, black shadow when they overlap, without needing to use so many fine, narrow lines further out in your leaves. (i don't have the ability to show this on a computer, but maybe somebody will post a photo demonstrating what i'm trying to say.)
My first practiceplate and my first post on this forum
I have done some push graving on my homemade knives before for about 15years ago. I then bought Meeks book and made some homemade Tools to give it a try. Unfortunately I lost interest because I didn`t got it right, but now I finally got sparetime to begin to try to learn engraving again. 1 month ago I bought some gravers and Lindsay sharpening template With a presharpen graver.
Why haven`t I done this before. Engraving is really funny.
This is my first practiceplate in steel ever. With many errors and slips, but this was really fun!!
Fantastic forum by the way. The last couple of months I have been Reading this and Lindsay`s forum every day to learn more about this fantastic art.
Sorry for my English. I have not used the Language since I went to school in 1985