This 5" x 5" engraving was made from a photo I took of my wife and our dog during an autumn trip to Long Beach, WA. They were walking slowly along the sandy beach, avoiding the waves that would sneak up on them every few sets. Poloka would periodically go bounding after some very amused seagulls, and otherwise amble along with us up and down the beach. It is a great place to spend as much time as you can find.
This is a great example of what I can do with a photo if you want to do a custom engraving for yourself or as a gift.
These engravings are done on an archival Mason Board surface that has been coated with a thin layer of white Kaolin Clay. I manipulate the photos digitally to reduce them to line art and then run that file through my laser engraver. The dark lines in the image is where the laser has burned away the clay, revealing the dark Mason Board underlayer. The surface can be watercolored and is quite durable. I also use this material as the basis for the Encaustic Beeswax art pieces I offer.