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

Making a Sepia and Grey Value Finder Pyrography tutorial 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

Creating Borders and Straight Edges in Pyrography Wood burning Tutorial

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

Butterfly Book Pyrography Tutorial wood burning for beginners

In this tutorial blog I’m going to explain how to create the colorful butterfly pyrography artwork that I put on a wooden book.  The wooden book was nothing more than a hinged box that was designed to look like a book.  I bought the box at a craft store and when I saw it I … Continue reading Butterfly Book Pyrography Tutorial wood burning for beginners

When is Art Done? Pyrography Guidelines to know when to stop wood burning

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

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