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Storm Season
work by Jeremiah Watt

Friday, May 27th, 2016 Published in: 2016 Archives

Storm season has descended on the Midwest, brining all sorts of severe conditions. The forecast is full of little thundercloud pictures, so it looks like the inclement weather will be around for awhile.

Rather than chanting "Rain, rain, go away," it might be a bit more productive to make that distant thunderhead your muse and start engraving. A late spring storm may very well have been the source of inspiration for Jeremiah Watt's practice plate, which features graphic cloud-like structures and flashy bright cut.

The clouds are a combination of several elements. An outlined line defines each bump and curl of the cloud, varying in width to emphasize the line's movement. A broad bright-cut line chases along the outside of the cloud's outline, angling down to meet it. Straight tapered lines give the layers of cloud some dimension. The tapered lines on each end narrow as they reach for the center, making it seem as though two clouds are rushing to meet each other.

The cloud fits into a double-pointed oval shape. Three bright cut lines originate from the points and extend towards the center. Each line has been flared at two angles, making them catch the light no matter how the plate is turned. The shape of these lines, combined with the amount of light they reflect, evokes the sense of lightning arcing across the clouds. A rope border echoes the shape of the clouds, neatly containing the little storm within the plate. Thanks for sharing!


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