I`m improving, but there is a lot to work on though.
Shading is definitely not easy, but everytime I log in to this forum, I learn something new, and hopefully I become a better "shading" engraver with more practice. I`m using my old x2,7 optivisor when I cut, and I`m really sense that my eyes is not what they where 15 years ago, so I have to consider buying something that will improve my sight.
This is my first posting on the engravers cafe forum. I took basic metal engraving with Sam Alfano at GRS back in September 2015 and it was a really great experience! Shading for me is much more difficult than I had anticipated so I was happy to see these exercises available to continue practicing outside of the classroom setting. Thanks!