Looking at the dates on the drawings, reminds me of an old bi*tch we used to have.
Every time you turned around she was spitting out another litter of pups !
I think the term is "Prolific", but in Ken's case his drawing ability is in hyperdrive !
Again, thanks to both of y'all for these incredible studies ! :clapping:
what a beautiful relief from the usual , boring, lackluster forum stuff ! just unbelievable to be able to enjoy all this. sort of a time line history of the art, if one takes time to read all that's here.
" Initials I engraved on Larry Wilson's pocket watch" [R.L. Wilson the author]
"this is a gun carved early in my career. I don't like having to be restricted by doing other people's designs. Every one of the guns I did were completely different, with the exception of those traditional trade designs. I never designed on paper always let the gun give me feeling what was needed. I always had the anxiety of how fast I could get the work out so that the gunmakers get the gun to the customer. Looking back I wish I was given more time to produce more interesting work. Some did come much later, but I couldn't break the habit of speed."
"One of a series of plates Larry Wilson acquired from different engravers"
It truly is a treasure trove Sam. Remember the good old days when almost nothing was available?
JJ, you are right! Frank Hendricks always said that learning to engraving was a two step process. Learning to draw what you want to engrave and learning to engrave what you draw. I have found that to be so very true.
Thanks Sam these are great no one can see too much engraving or learn more When one stops learning usually it is because someone is patting dirt in your face with a shovel may we all live long and keep engraving Larry Cole
"Here is a demo on how to set up a " scorper " a tool that cuts a flat wide stroke ,it can be honed to any width needed .I have shown how to make one from an ordinary graver . Also the sequence on how to do an inscription ;this is to help our novice engraver who maybe have no instruction with this part of engraving ; I hope you can follow the drawings."
"A pen drawing with dip pen . Our calligraphy friends know how frustrating it gets when the nib refuses to let down the ink in the middle of a line , the bugger won't let it go .then you find the paper isn't the right sort , catches , picks up lint , the ink is too thin or thick .Still when it goes right it's delightful ; like all crafts you have to have good tools ,that cuts out a lot of disappointments ."