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Thanks! About artistic ability - this is totally learn-able skill. My first tries were really-really horrible. Probably the first engraving I dared to put up publicly was this knife, that was just after one week intensive class. This design is wrong in oh so many levels. I truly believe Gladwell's 10000 hour rule about becoming "good" at anything. In engraving I'm still very far from that 10k hour mark, so there's still a lot to go and improve.That looks fantastic! Great job!!! I definitely do not have the patience or artistic ability to do anything even remotely close to that. Amazing!!
That would be perfect if you're engraving Robin Williams!And nudes, yes, they would need as high resolution as possible, or they'll look hairy where they shouldn't be.
I can barely draw... Most practice is actually with scrollwork and that's at "OK-to-good" level.Really amazing work - as tinknocker stated, even if you feel like you are just reproducing a large design in a small size, it requires so much patience, hand-eye coordination, etc. I would assume that you can draw decently too - what I would come up with would be far less attractive I am afraid.
About how many hours would you say you have put into working on that side of the case?
Much appreciated. Actually, if I would charge a proper hourly rate for the work, its value will be in hundreds of dollarsThat would be perfect if you're engraving Robin Williams!
But seriously, that's truly amazing work. You'd never convince me the watch wasn't at least in the high hundreds of dollars if I didn't already know what it cost.