Tuesday, December 10, 2013

887 - John The Baptist, Part IX

This week, I added the final details to the figure.  The line work is very strong, so the icon has a very strong aesthetic.  Most icons have lines that are more subtle.  So next project, I will try to focus on subtlety.  This one is telling me to stop fiddling with the details. 
Since the figure is complete, all that remains is the bordering, the halo, and the inscriptions.  Then it can be sealed in varnish. 
Today's JSVB post is also remarkable since I have tried a new scanning technique.  By the eye, it looks like my old way of doing things but it's a little faster.  It also shows that I very much need to clean my scanner bed one of these days.