Step one is to trace the little image, since I want to draw it backwards so that when I print it, it comes out the way I originally drew it. So I made this tracing on tracing paper and flipped the paper so that the design will be backwards on the block.
Step two is to scale the small drawing up to a giant drawing using a grid. I folded the small drawing into 16 1 x 1" sections. Then I divided the big block into the same 16 sections, only these sections are 8 5/8" x 8 5/8" square.
The next step is where the not-fun begins.
When I turn on the Dremel I discover how much it vibrates and requires a strong grip to control it. I also notice how awkwardly fat the handle is. Drawing with this vibrating clunker is going to be like doing intricate topiary with a weed whacker. And the cord is short, and I'm working on the floor and need to get into a yoga split to reach the top of the giant surface.
There are lots of slips and errant lines. The tip is no good for curves. Next time I'll try the ball tip. But I am able to do what I set out to do. And I want the final carving to stand on its own and have its own meaning, not depend on being an accurate facsimile of the original drawing.
I'm counting these as drawings as 5334-5337.