Sunday, December 2, 2012

Adding the Scales

With a small Mules foot ("V" or "U") create the scales on the fish starting behind the front gills towards the tail. Make sure to overlap the scales and fade them out as you near the center line of the fish (at the top). With a large seeder tool, you can create the eye.
Make sure your impressions are even and deep. Embossing will be coming up and some impressions will be stretched and will loose a bit of definition.


  1. Hey King's X,
    I just have to let you know how much I'm enjoying the project.
    This is my first leatherwork of this sort and I find myself looking forward to your next installment, much like a kid looks forward to Santa's visit.(Santa brought my first leather tools in 1967)
    It's really a treat, and you deserve to be commended for taking the time and putting forth such an effort to share your knowledge and skills in a craft so many of us enjoy.
    I've read countless "mission" statements from various guilds that profess their desire to expand and help grow leather crafts. However, many folks like myself don't live in an area of the country where such guild workshops and classes (beyond basic intro classes)are available, let alone free of charge!.
    I tip my hat and salute you for what I have already learned from your blog and look forward to future postings with great anticipation.
    Thank you!

  2. Wow! This is the best comment that I have received on my blog. It is I who thanks you for the kind words. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to follow up my art with some great leather masters. They have all shared and critiqued my work, which has allowed me to advance my techniques. I feel an obligation to do the same to others who are less fortunate in having others to help them get better. Thanks for following my blog and I hope to continue to impress you and others!