While visiting my parents I was having few days rest from regular wood work so it was a chance to carve something else. I wanted to do it for some time and finally had a chance to carve something with just one knife and without any sanding or else. I carved this little leaf from plum wood. It was a good experience, calming and relaxing. I am aware it's nothing special but wanted to share it here. Looking forward to carve something else next time
Scraperboard, June 2007. I made this perspectival scraperboard etching for the year-end visual arts project during my first year of highschool. The entire focus that year was to learn how to use linear perspective. The final assignment was to complete an etching of an interior view looking outside, using both 1- and 2-point perspective. This was my final work After sketching out many different concepts, I finalized my composition and drew it onto a 24x36" piece of paper. Then, I trace-and-transferred it onto a scraperboard (a type of board that's covered in a black wax-like surface, which is then scraped off to uncover white clay underneath). The final step was to etch the final piece from the scraperboard Working in this medium was a challenge - in any usual drawing or painting, the drawing surface is white. So when you draw on top of it, you are working from light to dark. But here it's the opposite - your starting point is total darkness, and then you must "carve" out light so to speak. I remember that being the toughest part. In addition, it was important to work carefully - unlike pencil, which can be erased, once something is etched away on scraperboard no changes can be made. The scene looks much darker than it probably ought to, especially since light would be flooding in through the large window and sunroof. I think my second effort would be better But not bad for a first year high schooler.