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 yet.
Moreover, you will notice that the map image here is smaller. As I near the end of the map I will enlarge enough for people to see it, but only at 72 DPI for web viewing for copyrighting reasons and so I hope you will understand.
I will be working on the rope again tomorrow and then the following day I hope to move on to the colour.
The scanning of the image and framing is now booked for Tuesday and specialist museum quality glass which is UV protected has been sourced for the framing.