The other thing occurred by accident. To help me see better when I carve I bought a really nice light from Lamps Plus. It's an LED and gives out a pretty intense light and the color hue can actually be adjusted. I was ready to take a break but forgot to turn off this light at the carving. When I turned off the main light I saw I forgot so went to shut it off. That's when I noticed how the shadows and grain on the frame were much more distinct with the LED light only. Let me illustrate with these pictures:
Notice how distinct the grain of the wood shows up when the main light was turned off? Every little facet shows, see what I mean about the grain being pretty wild in the center? This will be a good challenge and learning (hopefully) experience.
|Main Light Off|