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    Default The Art of Chinese Seal Engraving

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    Thanks for the link, very inspiring to watch.

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    The video is great, very interesting.

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    I was surprised how many artists carve these seals on the streets in China. They were literally everywhere I went. They'd have a little bench scattered with tools and made them right there. It was fascinating to watch.

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    Sam, that reminds me of how you got your start in engraving on the streets of N'Awlins
    http://www.igraver.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1884
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    A splendidly filmed piece, a bit heavy on government influence, and light on the actual technique, we only got to see straight line cuts with that fascinating wide 'flat' and blunt angled graver on stone .... I wanted to see more work being done on some of the elaborate designs, yet I am very grateful for the posting, thank you! As Sam says, there appears to be plenty seal engravers working!

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    I never would have guessed that they engrave those seals with such a tool! Like Rod, I would have liked to see the carving of the figural tops of the seals.

    It was interesting to learn that their seal engraving society is 100 years old. With the 30th anniversary of FEGA being celebrated in January, I can only hope that those yet to be born will carry our organization to the 100 year mark.

    By the way, after reading Scott's biography of Sam, it looks like I got it all wrong when I wrote it for AE-21c

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    Default Videos Showing Chinese Seal Engraving Technique

    Knives for Chinese Seal Engraving or Chop Carving are Available Now at BlueHeronArts.com

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Csb4bO6Cc


    The Art of Chinese Chop or Seal Carving(1)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic7Tf...eature=channel


    The Art of Chinese Chop or Seal Carving(2)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhh81mb3wpc&NR=1

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    Did any of you follow the link "intangible cultural heritage"? http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/in...lg=en&pg=00002
    It's worth a read. Perhaps we could get UNESCO interested in our art???
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    Now that is the funniest thing the that Marcus ever said:beat up:

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