I'm looking at getting into wood engraving for print, something like this:
EDIT - I've just found out that the person that created this bird recommends birch plywood for beginners. Is this a good starting wood?
And I wanted to buy some engraving tools. I know you can get electric engravers but I prefer the look of the manual tools, they have a nicer charm to them.
Is there a preferred wood type when it comes to engraving? And would there be softer wood types used for manual tools as it will be harder to engrave over the electric tools?
As I'm only getting into engraving for fun I would prefer cheaper wood types if possible.