Today I’m finishing up the engraving on the Hel side of the dagger. Above, I’ve removed the background, using what I call a “scribble” texture for the cloth of her robe, and I’ve used a tiny four-sided point to stipple the non-cloth areas (see around her dead eye, and between her ribs, as well as the little Celtic cartouche at the bottom).
, I’ve finished up the shading, and inked in the design. Hel has really popped into being now!
Next, I’ve got to make lathe turn a tiny moose antler peg for her dead eye. Getting close to finishing!
Thanks for Looking!