Pyrography for Beginners – Maple Tree wood burning techniques

This blog is a bit of an experiment.  It is a condensed tutorial that supplements the YouTube video.  This blog contains the pattern, reference image, and the rules or guidelines for creating the grove of maple trees.  I provide a few photos to help convey the message, but it doesn't contain near the number of … Continue reading Pyrography for Beginners – Maple Tree wood burning techniques

Pyrography Art Northern Shoveler Duck realistic wood burning art

In this blog I will discuss different aspects of the Northern Shoveler Duck artwork that I created.   This artwork is based on a photo that Todd took while visiting the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington.  The artwork is one of the few pieces I’ve done where I planned from the beginning to add color … Continue reading Pyrography Art Northern Shoveler Duck realistic wood burning art

Pyrography Portrait LITTLE GIRL wood burning techniques tutorial

In this blog I will be explaining the pyrography techniques to create this portrait of this little girl.  I just love her large eyes and long eyelashes.   This is the third installment in my portrait tutorial series.  Just like I did with the previous tutorials I will explain every from start to finish.   This means … Continue reading Pyrography Portrait LITTLE GIRL wood burning techniques tutorial

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