I started my website back in 2014 and my YouTube channel in 2017. The website didn't bother me as I figured no one would find it, but the YouTube channel terrified me. I hear about online trolls and I just knew they would be out in force leaving brutal comments. My fear made me postpone … Continue reading Pyrography Techniques – Should You Clean Your Pyrography Art Before Sealing It?
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
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
It seems like I’ve noticed a lot of pencil artist using grey value finders to help them determine how dark to color in an area on their drawing. The tool seems like it would be very helpful, so I searched for a sepia value finder to use in pyrography. I couldn’t find one. Instead I … Continue reading Making a Sepia and Grey Value Finder Pyrography tutorial wood burning techniques
I like to put borders around the edges of my artwork as I think they give the artwork a polished look that is similar to framing the work. In this short blog I will provide some tips for creating borders on your artwork. I will cover using a torch to burn in a border and … Continue reading Creating Borders and Straight Edges in Pyrography Wood burning Tutorial
A while back I was asked by Pete, a fairly new pyrography artist, “How can I tell if I’m done with my pyrography artwork?” What a fantastic question and one I didn’t have an immediate answer for. Since that day, I have spent time pondering the question and I think I have 3 ways to … Continue reading When is Art Done? Pyrography Guidelines to know when to stop wood burning
I was sent a copy of Simon Easton’s book, “Yearn To Burn” to review. I have to admit that I had not heard of Simon Easton before, but his book was very interesting as it approached pyrography from a craft aspect. This blog will cover my review of the book and the skill level for … Continue reading Simon Easton YEARN TO BURN book review