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This is a tooled reproduction of my family crest. Hopefully it looks as good as I think it does, but it is very difficult to do a tooled artwork with nothing to go by but a drawing.
Feel free to take a look at the original art that I worked from and offer up any constructive criticism.
I traced and transferred the design completely by hand, as well as mixed some of my own colors (for the animals and the leaves). I tried numerous variations on the background color, going darker and darker until I was satisfied with the contrast. Unfortunately, I was unable to acheive the light background as in the original, and still get the darkness and depth I wanted in all the impresions.