Landowners display frame

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Landowners display frame

Post by kenleyboy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:29 pm

A little project I have been working recently and just managed to finish this today . A quick dash to the picture framers who supplied the frame and mounts and was happy enough for me to do all the fitting . Fiddly old job so I can well understand him leaving the task for me to contend with .

The artwork was a challenge , I had to photograph the actual coin and then blow it up and print off just so these old eyes could make out the detail . I think these old Hammered coins are fascinating , the depth of detail is quite remarkable and how some of them survive without being worn smooth and devoid of any distinguishing marks is beyond me .

This is not a solo project , the coin was kindly donated by a club member who was happy enough to give something back to the Landowner who very kindly allows the Club the use of his Land . As a club member I also benefit from the use of the land when rallies are held there and apart from the cost of the frame , the artwork etc was donated .

The artwork itself was one of those relaxed pick up and put downable tasks so nice and steady when the mood took me plus I was eager to try out this new blending stick which allows you to blend in the shades of graphite which works well when drawing coins .

For those interested artwork drawn onto artists Bristol Board , very nice smooth surface art board ideal for pencil work .
0.5 fine line technical drawing pencil in HB , ideal for those tricky bits of detail and soft shading .
Darker shades in graphite pencil by Faber Castell , both "B" and "2B" grades .
To soften things up a bit I used a pointed blending stick which if used sparingly allows you to smudge and blend in the shades and also allows you to enhance the highlights that these beautiful coins can give with their detail .

I have deliberately masked out the location for obvious reasons but with the actual coin set in above which ties in with the details of the coin etc below to add that extra little bit of historical detail .
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Re: Landowners display frame

Post by Bootneck45RM » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:36 pm

A lovely idea and beautifully created. The landowner can only be utterly impressed. Even beats a bottle, which is a 'usual' at Christmas.
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Re: Landowners display frame

Post by ratty » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:06 pm

Brilliant, that's a superb idea. Love the artwork. ::g

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Post by Bradrick » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:07 pm

Outstanding mate ::g ::g
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Post by Saki » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:41 pm

Simply superb idea ::g

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Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:31 pm

This is a brilliant example of taking a 'personal touch' to the highest level. Excellent ::g
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Post by Ravenrook » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:13 pm

Well done KB!
It's a great thing to do for landowners, they always appreciate it. Helps to keep us in a good light too!

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Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:28 pm

Beautiful l;.
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Post by cantona1 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:52 pm

That's stunning ::g

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Post by Ladybird66 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:24 pm

Lovely work there Paul. I bet he’ll be ready impressed with it.

Nice thought as well.

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Re: Landowners display frame

Post by kenleyboy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:54 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Lovely work there Paul. I bet he’ll be ready impressed with it.

Nice thought as well.
Was a joint effort but happy enough to have some input . Keep "em " sweet !
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Post by PinkFloyd » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:00 pm

Very nice ::g

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Re: Landowners display frame

Post by Polecat » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 pm

That's really lovely, a wonderful presentation. I'm sure the landowner will be delighted.

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Re: Landowners display frame

Post by ninja nige » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:21 am

hi, thats great.
Really the finder of the coin is the real hero
oh wait . its me
great job looked really impressive
expect many orders from club members, including me if you are interested
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Re: Landowners display frame

Post by kenleyboy » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:41 am

ninja nige wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:21 am
hi, thats great.
Really the finder of the coin is the real hero
oh wait . its me
great job looked really impressive
expect many orders from club members, including me if you are interested
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Just sent you a pm . Great coin by the way ::g
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