Something noisy this way comes…

Jerry (my dear hubby) is currently building a violin. As you can see it is still in pieces but looking very violin like.

Violin parts and luthier planes on tableWhat I wanted to share was these cute little luthiers planes which are used on the front and back of the violin to shave it into shape. The top is important at about an eighth of an inch thick. It is shaved until it reaches a particular tone or quality of sound when tapped. It is a case of hand and ear co-ordination rather than what I needed to draw it which was hand and eye coordination.

Violin parts and luthier toolsThis is the completed journal sketch. I used watercolour paints, and pitt pens in a Strathmore mixed media journal.Click the image and you see a larger version.

luthiers tool in handThis photo of a luthiers plane will give readers a sense of scale.

I jumped ahead to Day 21 of the AJW Sketchbook challenge. The prompt simply reads – tools. If I waited around till then the violin would be made and tools back in their special box. But I might get side tracked and draw more of this process if Jerry will let me in shed and to steal parts as he works.

This is also part 147 of the Every Day Matters challenge which reads Draw or Paint something made of wood. I guess I have adapted that as well to Draw something being made of wood. Here is the Every Day Matters challenge list if you visit that page scroll to see the rest of my efforts in this challenge.

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