Trillium Wallflower 2 Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

Trillium flowers grow wild in the moist dappled sunlight forests of the pacific northwest.  They are easily identifiable by their three large leaves below a single flower that has three petals and three small side leaves.   Todd was out hiking with a friend and took a stunning picture that I immediately fell in love with … Continue reading Trillium Wallflower 2 Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

Apple Blossoms Wallflower Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

Todd bought a photography ‘how to’ DVD and I was watching part of it with him.  At one point the photographer had a series of flower close-ups with dark backgrounds.  I loved how they looked and it inspired a new tutorial series I’m calling wallflowers.  Apple Blossoms is the first flower creation in that series.  … Continue reading Apple Blossoms Wallflower Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

Gazania Flower Pyrography & Color Pencil Tutorial Wood burning

Seems like winter in the Northwest has been a nasty one this year and it’s not even over.  When I was writing up this tutorial it’s was snowing and a few of days before that we had freezing rain.  I’m tired of winter and I’m dreaming of spring.  Spring means the flowers start emerging; my … Continue reading Gazania Flower Pyrography & Color Pencil Tutorial Wood burning

Whimsical Butterfly Drum Pyrography Artwork wood burning

This is just a quick blog to let you know about a project I was recently working on.  Todd has a co-worker, Tim, who loves to buy tongue drums as gifts for his grandchildren.  This drum makes drum number five.  With this particular drum I was asked to make it themed around butterflies and maybe … Continue reading Whimsical Butterfly Drum Pyrography Artwork wood burning

Petunia Flower with Rain Drops Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

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In this blog tutorial I’m going to show you how to create this beautiful petunia flower with rain drops accenting its leaves and petals. This artwork is visually appealing because of its high contrast and assorted textures.  Since the last blog I did covered creating water droplets in great detail, I thought it would be … Continue reading Petunia Flower with Rain Drops Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

The Rose Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

Rose flower wood burning pyrography by bmj

In this blog I’m going to explain how I created the Rose pyrography artwork.  This is another tutorial that relies heavily on the shading pen tip, as almost all of my artwork does.  This tutorial, like the 3d stone tutorial, also deals with the direction of light and cast shadows, so we’ll continue to build … Continue reading The Rose Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

The Ladybug Native American Styled Flute wood burning

This is just a quick blog about the Ladybug Native American styled flute we did recently for a co-worker who commissioned this flute for his daughter.  The little girl, Allison, is 7 and loves ladybugs and elephants.  Todd crafted the flute out of maple and I did the pyrography on it.  I did not keep … Continue reading The Ladybug Native American Styled Flute wood burning