Davids banner - davidadamsonline.com
   Eagle etched into mammoth ivory      

Nature Paintings
Fairy Paintings
Free Color Sheets
Painting Terms
David Adams Statement
Privacy Policy
Website Awards


E-mail David Adams

All e-mails are replied to. If you do not hear from David Adams within a week, please feel free to write back.

~Scrimshaw links~

Learning Center Award - Excellence, Honesty, Ethics

Mona Lisa Select Site Award

we accept credit cards


blue bar

...:: Scrimshaw Demonstration ::...

Go to Pinterest to view my video scrimshaw demonstrations.

~Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria Demo~

Christopher Columbus

Tools required:

  • Scriber (Stylus) with a carbide pin.
  • Optivisor (or some other form of magnification)
  • Ink (Higgens Black Magic)
  • Honing Stone (to keep your scriber sharp)
  • Paper Towels
  • An understanding of the *subject matter*
  • A good imagination

  • Step 1
    Step 1

    Scrimshaw is a very unique artform. The scratching of designs into ivory is quite often tedious and time consuming work.

    I used a combination of linework and stippling to create *Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria*. It was done on mammoth ivory. First, the composition was worked out by thumbnail sketching. With a concept in mind, I began by sketching a scene onto the ivory using a soft lead pencil. I sometimes spray the drawing with fixative so the design stays during handling.

    Page 2 :: Page 3 :: Page 4 :: Page 5 :: Page 6
    new Mermaid Demonstration
    [Return to Top]

    Home | Site Map | Nature Paintings | Fairy Paintings | Demonstrations | Free Color Sheets
    Nature Prints | Fairy Prints | Fairy Bookmarks | Refrigerator Magnets
    Scrimshaw | Crystal Carvings | Painting Terms | Website Awards
    David Adams Statement | Privacy Policy | Links
    Newsletter Excerpts


    web design 2003 by David Adams . .