Bee Scrimshaw – Work In Progress

Bee Scrimshaw

Bee Picture for Scrimshawing

Bee Picture for Scrimshawing

Step 1 – 18/09/2015

I like the look of this Honey bee. Also, I have a bee hive just outside my workshop door so I see them buzzing around every day. It’s very relaxing until they attack.

Inspirational Bee Hive

Inspirational Bee Hive

This is the ivory I’ve chosen for this scrimshaw. It’s a 55g piece of mammoth ivory 9.5cm long x 5.5cm high.

Ivory for Bee Scrimshaw

Ivory for Bee Scrimshaw

As usual I stick the picture onto the ivory then cut out the detail with the scalpel and stippling machine.

Bee Scrimshaw Basic Outline Added

Bee Scrimshaw Basic Outline Added

Step 2 – 19/09/2015

Next, I’ll start adding some colour. First I’ll scrimshaw all the black areas, then the body. I’ll leave the fine details until the end.

Bee Scrimshaw Abdomen and Some Details Added

Bee Scrimshaw Abdomen and Some Details Added

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