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Day 44 The Making of the Map

Day 44 The Making of the Map

Happy New Year! At last the map is scanned and framed. I apologise for the delay but I had to  visit Austria and check out their snow for a week and meanwhile the framing and scanning took place. Firstly, I took the map to Bretonside  Copy and they scanned the image...

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Day 43. The Making of the Map

Day 43. The Making of the Map

330 hours 43 days and finally, it is complete. I completed the rest of the rope today and then wrestled with the colour. After scanning the map and experimenting with colour in Photoshop to see what it would look like with the colour added, I decided against it. The...

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Day 42 The Making of the Map

Day 42 The Making of the Map

This is actually yesterday's work. It was far too late (or early) to blog when I had completed and so it is double blogging today. I almost completed the rope border, but need to add final touches today to even out the lighting. So onto today and tightening the...

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Day 41 The Making of the Map

Day 41 The Making of the Map

More rope today I'm afraid, so a little monotonous for the reader and viewer. The shading by doing numerous lines to build up the texture of the rope is a long process and it takes 7 hours for me to do one row of the rope. Today I completed the bottom section of the...

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Day 40 The Making of the Map

Day 40 The Making of the Map

Day 40. Finishing the outlines of the rope border and shading has been the bulk of my work today. I have however inked the  lines on the centre of the map and experimented with the middle of the map : the south pole. It will not stay this way as I am not happy with it...

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Day 39 The Making of the Map

Day 39 The Making of the Map

Spent the afternoon measuring, measuring  and measuring. The rope border needs to be fairly even because the mounting board will sit quite snugly next to it. The rope thickness and width plus the distance between the parchment and rope and other objects needs to...

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Day 38 The Making of the Map

Day 38 The Making of the Map

I hope you all had a great Christmas. I started back yesterday, but there was little to show for my efforts because a great deal of it was measuring  in pencil. I marked out the border of rope and completed the right hand side and corner. Today I have worked on the...

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Day 37 The The Making of the Map

Day 37 The The Making of the Map

Merry Christmas! Today I worked for a few hours on the rope down the right hand side. It takes  half an hour per three to four  sections. the  challenge with the rope is consistency. I want it to look the same  but additionally, I don't want it to look new and...

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Day 36 The Making of the Map

Day 36 The Making of the Map

Worked on the bottom  scroll today and over 'The International Scott Centenary Expedition' writing, which I wanted to blur a little in places in an attempt to age it just a little. I wanted it to be darker than the top scroll to work with the lighting but also to...

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Day 35 The Making of the Map

Day 35 The Making of the Map

Tidying the sea again today. I have put day 32 alongside todays so you might see the difference. The main area is along the top, but if you look from The Ross Sea up and then from the whale to the Larsen ice shelf, you should see a difference. The waves are now...

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