GRAPHICS PRO

October '20

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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 0 O C T O B E R G R A P H I C S P R O 2 7 mouth in the direction of the red arrows (Figure 4). It is important to start the pass outside of the mouth area. If the nozzle starts or stops in an open area, an undesired hole or shape will be created. The black arrows are a slow pass to create the edge of the mouth. The second stage carve is the bridge of the beak and the feather near the mouth. The bridge area is important to shape for the overall appearance. To create the shape, move the nozzle at 160 to 170 de- grees from both sides of the beak, as in- dicated by the purple arrows (Figure 5). The black arrows in Figure 6 instruct you to move the nozzle at a 90-degree angle slowly through the center and again on the bottom end of the beak. Turn the glass over to view the blasting and con- firm it is shaping the way you want it to look (Figure 7). Carve the outline of the feather (num- ber 2) by moving the nozzle at a 90-de- gree angle. Sandcarve depth in the out- line of the feathers. Form the body of the feather by angling the nozzle to 170 degrees and moving the nozzle following the purple arrows. Keep the nozzle mov- ing to create a shape. Stage 3 requires the nozzle to move in a 90-degree angle to create the feather out- line. This feather outline is important to the remainder of the feathers as you set the depth for the rest of the feathers— they should all be the same depth. Stage 4 is shaping the forehead and beak. You will use various angles to shape these sections. Both of these areas are large and take time to shape. Follow the direction of the red arrows in Figure 8 to start etching the outline of the feath- ers. The black arrows represent moving the nozzle slow through the center of the section to create depth. I have used the example of digging a hole with a shovel: start in the middle then work the sides. The purple arrows represent working the sides to form the forehead.

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