By James B. Meek
A powerful, deluxe publication with approximately 1400 images, drawings and designs. Many are all in favour of gun engraving however the ideas may be universally utilized. this can be an quick vintage on which no attempt was once spared. this gorgeous ebook can provide entire guideline within the artwork of engraving. the writer spent seven years growing this unsurpassed source for hand engraving. it's a supremely specified e-book, for not just does it sweep apart the secret which has surrounded engraving in the course of the centuries, however it factually, easily and in layman's phrases tells you the way to engrave. not like such a lot of so-called "instruction manuals", The paintings of Engraving doesn't imagine you recognize whatever approximately engraving. you begin at first by way of studying to attract scrolls and layouts, then reduce perform plates until eventually you're convinced adequate of your skill to truly continue to designing a development, moving it in your piece and slicing it into the metal. even if you need to discover ways to engrave now . . . imagine it's possible you'll wish to sooner or later . . . or just desire to develop your wisdom of the paintings for you to higher pass judgement on the paintings of others (as you'll learn how to inform the great from the undesirable - and be aware of why), this is often the ebook for you. each gunsmith, bladesmith, metalsmith or craftsman - it doesn't matter what his different calling - has the soul of an artist. This own, artistic urge should be simply directed into the hugely remunerative box of engraving in the course of the training, no-nonsense directions and technical aid within the artwork of Engraving.. 1000s of unique engravings, designs and layouts by way of the writer (plus samples from different grasp engravers) to provide an explanation for particular issues and methods. 208 tremendous good-looking 8½" x eleven" pages. Over 1378 photos, drawings, designs, layouts and illustrations. Deluxe, hardbound textile covers. certain a distinct strategy to lie flat. revealed on most interesting, dull-finished, covered paper on hand.
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Any piece of me tal upon w hich you are going to put a design for engra ving s hould be cleaned thorough ly with a good solvent to remove any w ax . grease or oil that may remain after the polishing was done. I have fou nd lacquer thinner to be very cltective. Only a s mall amount (such as a two or four ounce well-stoppered bottle) need be kepI around and used with the proper precautions as to smoking and ven til ation. On a highly polished piece of me lal. I so metimes give it a light coat of Blair Spray Fix (workable matte fixative) which can be purchased at art supply s tores.
Which a re often referred to as "moist watcr colors", or colors that are ground wit h water and binder and then poured into small pans w here they dry out. These are called "pan colors" and the Chinese White is what is most often uscd by the engraver. When the artist uses this color he takes a brush. dips it into water and applies t he wet brush to the pan of color. The waler d issolves the binder, loosening the pigmenl which the brush picks up and applies to thc drawing, or in our case to the metal.
Two capitals. a pend ant knob and a decorat ive shaft. are shown from which you can find decorative motifs. TPATH roof. This element is very adaptable to the use of the gun engraver and you have seen it qu ite often as a decorative part of an engraving. The akroter was made of terracotta. carved in stone or sometimes cast in metal. When smaller ornaments of a similar nature were used on lower roofs they were referred to as antcfixes. On a corner perhaps only half of the design would be used and for the engraver it is an ideal decoration to fill a corner.