This 5" x 5" engraving was made from a photo of my wife and our dog Poloka during an Autumn trip to Long Beach, WA. The shoreline there is sparsely populated and although much loved by people who visit it, you rarely feel like you are in a crowd when you visit. This day was gorgeous with a thin marine layer visible in the distance, and clear cool skies overhead. The image lent itself well to my engraving process.
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.