Your work has a truly beautiful style to it. The leather gives it that extra bit of depth and tone which you'd only get from white pencil or charcoal on brown paper. This work and pretty much all of your work is absolutely stunning!
That is some real clean work. Wish the photos did justice to what the actual piece looks like. Its hard to see the depth and texture. Furthermore. What kind of dye are you using to get such clean lines. I always have issues with bleeding.
Thanks very much, you cant really get the right angles or lighting to see that i have tooled the lines and raised both the skull and the flower up... need to learn photography! i use any regular black ink from tattoo supplies.. no brand as such
That awesome, I just realized after commenting that you where actually pushing ink as apposed to dying the leather. I'd love to know how that works and how lasting the product is. It looks like you can get a lot of fine detail inked in there. That aside though your tooling is also phenomenal.
The needle cuts into the leather, so you can get away without carving grooves, and still get subtler depth.... i like it to be textured and natural without being too flattened or shiny in places- like regular tooling, so I prefer this way. I mainly do stuff behind glass, although I do jewellery and bags also, you get similar wear in the leather darkening, or general scratches etc as you would do with any veg tan leather. Having said that, i quite like that! thanks for looking at my stuff and the feedback, appreciated