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    Well this is an illustration of some characters of mine called the aardvark scouts. I am going to take this image and make a wood engraving out of it that will be about 5"x 7". I wanted to get some feedback on it before I start carving. My main concern is if it reads well and if you can tell what's going on. Any other comments about it will also be appreciated.
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    that rocks!!!!!!! that s like the chickin fights in orange county i got 10 on the scorpion
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    Oh thank god you saw what was going on. I hope others see it too. Should I make them both scorpions? This is based on a real life event where people I knew fought a scorpion and a taranchula. The taranchula didn't have much of a chance.
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    i think the scorpian reads better at first glance but ethier way this rocks / can you post a photo after you engrave it please
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    Well I've never done an engraving before so I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it will turn out ok.

    While you wait, feel free to see the rest of the aaradvark scout prints I've done: http://wolf-atha-door.deviantart.com...ardvark-Scouts
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    A.S. vs. Giant Platypus is my fav but the all rock and im sure youll be good at the carving
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    Ok here's a tiny update. I changed the spider to another scorpion and touched a few things up. I'm really hoping for some more feedback. I feel pretty good about this, but I just want to make sure things are as good as they can be before I start with the carving/printing.

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    this rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Very cool idea, I'm curious about the outcome! Please post it!
    Overall, you've done a very neat job on the crosshatching and the outlines. That's why it bugs me a little that the crosshatching on the guy's head at the rear left goes through the outlines of his jaw / lower head. Other than that, I don't see anything distracting. The image is very clear, even for people who've never in their lives seen an aardvark scout, like me.
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    You know, I've been looking at this for a while... I've struggled to find anything at all. I'm not sure it would over do it, but maybe some folds in the clothes where their knees bend?
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    Agree with everyone that it's a really nice image, and can't wait to see the result. (I really miss printmaking) If you're going for a 5x7 image size a lino block would work too, and it is possible to get some super fine lines (~ 0.5 mm) with a lino cut if you don't ink up too heavily.
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    Hi there,
    very nice work. It's nice to see engraving here, it isn't that common. I really like the scene you created and agree that two scorpions are better than a spider. But I prefer the first image before you flipped it. For me it just reads better. Nice job on the linework, I just hope it's not too small for the print. Good luck with your project.

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