Pyrography – David’s Winter Scene Christmas Postcard wood burning tutorial

This tutorial is going to feature the artwork created from David Denton’s winning drawing from the 2019 Draw It / Win It contest I had last year.  What made the drawing appealing was the sense of depth, detail, and simplicity it had.  This artwork is part of my Christmas Postcard series and it marks the … Continue reading Pyrography – David’s Winter Scene Christmas Postcard wood burning tutorial

Pyrography for Beginners – Fall Maple Leaves wood burning tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the fall maple leaves.  This is a beginner friendly project because it only uses pull-away strokes to create the leaves.  Even though I filled a board with maple leaves, keep in mind that you can use this on craft boxes, picture frames, cutting boards, mirror … Continue reading Pyrography for Beginners – Fall Maple Leaves wood burning tutorial

Pyrography Techniques – Mt. Shuksan wood burning tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the Mt. Shuksan pyrography artwork.  This tutorial will explain the wood burning basics of how to create the rugged rocky texture of the mountain.  Plus I will cover how to create the snow and my not so great sky.  This tutorial is a supplement to … Continue reading Pyrography Techniques – Mt. Shuksan wood burning tutorial

Pyrography Tutorial Leaping Trout shading techniques wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how leaping trout lake artwork that I burned onto a maple cribbage board.  The artwork is more stylized versus photorealistic, but I think a stylized version is easier to replicate.  Plus the subject is a popular theme, so makes a wonderful gift. I’m only going to explain how … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Leaping Trout shading techniques wood burning

Pyrography Tutorial Crashing Ocean Waves wood burning technique with airbrush color

A month or so back I was asked by Keith to write a tutorial explaining how to create ocean waves in pyrography.  I’ve never created an ocean scene before and have wanted to try it, so this blog is all about that attempt.    This tutorial will cover the pyrography techniques I used to create the … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Crashing Ocean Waves wood burning technique with airbrush color

Pyrography Tutorial The Covered Bridge – A study of contrast in wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the Covered Bridge pyrography artwork.  This artwork is the 7th installment in my mini project series.   My primary goal with this artwork is to demonstrate the importance of contrast in creating visually striking images.  The secondary goal is to show you how to create the … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial The Covered Bridge – A study of contrast in wood burning

Fly Agaric Mushrooms Pyrography Art Wood burning

I have a fondness for mushrooms.  Not to eat them, but instead to look at them both in nature and in artwork.  The fly agaric mushroom is especially captivating to me because of its bright red color and white spots that look like little pieces of popcorn stuck to the surface.   Richy Coelho, a fellow … Continue reading Fly Agaric Mushrooms Pyrography Art Wood burning