Pygmy Owl Pyrography Tutorial wood burning technique

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the Pygmy Owl pyrography artwork.  I will explain how to create the beautiful feathers on the wings, the streaked chest, the spotted head, and more.  The owl is the seventh installment of my Backyard Birds tutorial series.  Maybe I’m bias as owls are my favorite … Continue reading Pygmy Owl Pyrography Tutorial wood burning technique

Pyrography Art Matthew & Maggie 2019 Portrait wood burning

In this blog I will be discussing a portrait that features two young children, Matthew and Maggie, I created in 2019.  I’m always nervous when accepting portrait work because you don’t have a lot of leeway for mistakes as parents are very familiar with their children’s faces.  Regardless of my anxiety level, I still approach … Continue reading Pyrography Art Matthew & Maggie 2019 Portrait wood burning

Using Zigzags to Create Fur Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

When I create fur texture I use a burn stroke I call zigzags.  In the tutorial I am going to explain what zigzags are, and provide guidelines for using them.  Another thing I will explain is how I modify the zigzags to create different looks in the fur.     I will start at the beginning … Continue reading Using Zigzags to Create Fur Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

Testing Erasers for Pyrography wood burning techniques

According to Wikipedia, the first rubber eraser was invented back in 1770 by Edward Naime.  Like the bread eraser it replaced, it was designed to remove lead and charcoal marks from paper.  With pyrography we need erasers that can remove burn marks, and traditional rubber erasers are not able to do that.  Fortunately there are … Continue reading Testing Erasers for Pyrography wood burning techniques

Portrait 2 BABY FACE PYROGRAPHY TUTORIAL wood burning techniques

This is the second installment of my portrait tutorial series.  As promised this tutorial covers the entire face instead of just the eyes and nose as the last one did.  Ok, I didn’t burn in the top of the head, but that area isn’t any different than the forehead or the cheeks.  I will be … Continue reading Portrait 2 BABY FACE PYROGRAPHY TUTORIAL wood burning techniques

2018 Matthew and Maggie Portrait Pyrography Art Wood Burning

A few years back a friend and former co-worker paid me to create a portrait of his kids, Matthew and Maggie, as a gift for his wife.  Apparently they were both pleased with the results as it has become a yearly tradition.   This blog will discuss the portrait that I did in 2018. Click on … Continue reading 2018 Matthew and Maggie Portrait Pyrography Art Wood Burning