ThanksDude, that is so much cooler than anything I've done with my spare time recently. Lovely work. Sadly, my deteriorating eyesight has made painting miniatures quite difficult, and I haven't replaced that with another crafty sort of thing yet.
I tried that, but the fine detail on 1/35th scale models still defeats me. I can still paint, it's just never quite as good as it used to be, which is frustrating. I just some materials to make costume armor and whatnot out of, so we'll see how that goes. Lots of time until Halloween.Thanks
My eyesight isn't what it used to be either, so I've got two large lighted magnifiers for when I'm working on small details. Helps a lot.
Do you have any that you're able to show?Nothing quite along those lines, but I've been continuing to work on a few caricatures for departing unit members. I've been doing this for the last couple of decades: generally a pencil sketch that's inked and then colored in with colored pencils. Depending on the style, it's then either "fake matted" on a piece of poster board with a caption below it and the comments/signatures of the other folks in the unit all around the "fake matte" and then framed; or there's an alphabetized list of squadron personnel around the borders of the caricature, which is then framed. I started doing this for people in my flight/squadron when I was active duty Air Force and it's continued on now that I'm a DoD civilian. And word's gotten out that I do these, so I've been "adopted" as the caricaturist for another squadron on my base and for my own front office, as well as for my own six-person branch and five-person "sister" shop.
I just finished one up last week of an Air Force General and will likely finish one for my AF immediate supervisor this weekend. Then I'll be starting one up for one of the front office admin executive officers.
Not really. The paper size I use is 11" by 14" and my scanner is only 8.5" by 11" - so while I do keep scans of each caricature I make for my own reference, they're each only a partial scan. And I'm a pretty low-tech guy, so my phone doesn't have a camera or anything - I just need it to make and receive phone calls. (I don't even text! Yeah, I'm old.)Do you have any that you're able to show?
It's much like that for me, with leatherworking. I dabbled a bit, more than 30 years ago, and still have a rather basic 6 arrow quiver that I made back then. It might get a rework and some tooling on the leather, once I feel up to it. The next project, however, will be a leather chest harness that will be going off to a CosPlayer, actress, burlesque performer, and sometime Disney Princess of my acquaintance.For a lot of reasons, I haven’t touched a guitar in 18 or so months,
Tonight, I did. I played on and off mor a couple hours. I had forgotten several things. I was rusty as all hell. It was frustrating. My fingers hurt.
But as I struggled finding the chords to this piece or that, it was all welcome.
Oh, that kind of leatherwork.Like the title says. I've been doing a bit of leatherwork and also made a chainmail pot scrubber for a friend. Just wondering what everyone else might be up to.
Nice stuffI made a Jedi belt for the wife's cosplay
a leather steampunk-ish face mask with changeable filter system
Due to leaks:
repiped my kitchen (including removing hot water heater and re-installing)
repiped the master bath sinks
rebuilt and painted the adjoining master bedroom wall
plus written a few chapters in the novel
and working full time + unpaid overtime