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A drill engraved test piece to practice skin texture. Engraved onto 130X100X2mm glass reclaimed from a budget clip frame.
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Ta'iri
A study of Ta'iri a Leopard at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent. Drill engraved onto 130mm diameter glass.
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Steve Lee
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United Kingdom
I grew up in a very creative environment and took up silk and fabric painting as a teenager. When I was 16 my mother suggested that I try glass engraving, as I adored fine detail brush work when painting silk, she thought glass engraving would suit me well. She brought me a simple battery operated engraving drill and the first thing I ever engraved was a rose on top of a thick slab of glass.

From there forward I was hooked, and now some 28 years later I’m still engraving and still deriving immense enjoyment from my art.

Although I hold a degree in Multimedia Design I have a strong dislike of rules when applied to art outside of a practical, technical framework. All art is freedom of expression in a very direct, pure and emotive form.

The vast majority of contemporary Glass Engraving is decorative in form and more craft orientated than art focused. I try to choose forms and subjects that defy this norm and to push the boundaries of what is a highly sensual yet cold and unforgiving medium.

I engrave with a mixture of drill and stipple techniques and my style is very akin to chalk or pencil sketching. Even after all these years I’m still amazed at the depth and clarity of detail achievable with a few simple scratches on what is essentially baked sand.

The great glass engraver Sir Laurence Whistler once described glass engraving as “Painting with Light”. … Well, the man was a genius after all.

Steve Lee, Dover, 2016
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SARVAORB Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there!  :icondawelcomewagon:

Welcome to Deviant Art :aww: hope you enjoy your time here :dummy: If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask :heart:

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Glassfangler Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Professional Artist
Hi Ashley.

Thanks for all of the information. Much appreciated.

All the ebst
Steve :-)
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TwoFacedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there Steve!~ Welcome to dA community <3 I wish you to enjoy your stay here, to get inspired and inspire others as well! Here's a helpful guide for a newcomer which helped me out when I joined in rockstarvanity.deviantart.com/…
If you have got any questions, let me know and I'm going to do my best to help you out!

Sincerely,
TwoFacedWolf
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Glassfangler Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Professional Artist
Hi TwoFacedWolf.

Thanks for all of the information. Much appreciated.

All the best
Steve :-)
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TwoFacedWolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's my pleasure! 
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