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It was suggested that I post a couple more pictures of the Winchester 94 that I used for illustration in another post. Sorry if you have seen them before.
 

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Great engraving job ,Daniel.
Wonderful sculptural shading of the scroll work, really outstanding.
And a magnificent depiction of the water and shadow in the moose scene.
Beautiful stock and wood. Please tell us more about it.
 
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first thing that stikes me is the afternoon sun creating the beautiful casting of the shadow reflections in the water.
 

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Thanks John and Papart1. I don’t have any progression photo’s of the scroll work. I attached a few of the moose scene. I had not originally planned to have a cow in the scene but I didn’t want the bull to be compromised by the pin and screw so I moved the bull to the right and added a cow in the background. Chris DeCamillis’s dvd helped a lot with the water but I also studied the work of great engravers to learn what I could.

thanks for noticing the stock. BE (before engraving) I played with other gun projects including stock making and this is one that I did.
 

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so, based on your wonderful example of bulino and engraving excellence...........I get that little or no negative space is better that trying to spend hours dividing time and drawing to get the negative space as close to perfect as possible
 

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Thanks Sam and JJ.

thanks papart1. Others can chime in as well but I would not jump to the conclusion you stated. First, this Winchester is not my favorite design. I was going for a very leafy and flowing design but generally prefer something a little more traditional and structured with negative space. if I succeeded in making a pleasing engraving I think it was because I took a lot of time to balance the negative space (or lack there of) with very fine detailed shading.

Your work has progressed greatly in the short time that you have been posting. I have enjoyed watching your growth. Don’t give up on the fundamentals, they are critical. But in time don’t be afraid to try something different too.

Dan
 

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Did you use all dots of the moose please, it surely looks like it. Those two depictions look so realistic its hard not to stare?
 

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