Below are assorted projects I’m currently working on.
9/10 – Hi. Hope you are doing well and creating pyrography artwork. The weekend wasn’t as productive as I was hoping for, but that happens. This month seems to be the month for finishing up old artwork that I’ve been working off and on for a bit. I got the Northern Shoveler Ducks done and I’m almost done with the Raspberry Bandit. The ducks was a projects I started on in July of 2018. The raccoon I started on September 16, 2018, so I’m coming up on a year for that one. I have this attitude that if you don’t feel like working on a project, then don’t; unless it’s a commissioned piece.
Raspberry Bandit – 9/10
The Raspberry Bandit is a piece of artwork that I’ve been working off and on for about a year. I’m now on a mission to get this one finished up. I’ve got the lower left corner of leaves to do and some reburning that needs to be done of the raccoon. Hoping to get this done in the next few days.
Northern Shoveler Ducks – 9/10
This is the signed off version of my Northern Shoveler Ducks. I had done a ‘fade test’ on this artwork, so I knew the board would darken up once it was sealed. In my next blog that is due out Sept 20th, I will explain what a fade test is.
Here’s how the board looked after it was sealed. I expect the board to get a more golden with time, but I think that will actually help the artwork. Since I had done a fade test I knew that I would lose my white feathers on the boy duck, so I used a white colored pencil on the feathers. Glad I did.
Chloe’s Rabbits – 9/6
With the dark furred rabbit, I’ve started reburning over the fur to get it closer to the color it should be. I’ve also been adding more of the background bubble texture. There is an official name for the layered bubble look and I even wrote it down, but I have no idea what I did with that little piece of paper.
Here’s the latest photo of the entire board. I do think the layered bubbles helps tie the two images together. I also plan to add rabbit tracks around the board.
Mexican Grey Wolf – 9/6
I’ve done a bit more work on the Grey Wolf, but not much. Mostly I’m blocking in the different fur sections just like I did with the black rabbit. After the fur is blocked in, then I’ll reburn over it to get it to the needed color and texture.
Cougar – 9/6
I continue to work a bit on the cougar. I’m getting to the areas where the light was reflecting in the window, so it’s tough to see the fur texture. I’m using another photo I took to help me create the fur on the left side of the neck.
The image I’m using is both good and bad. The cougar was right up at the window staring at this little girl in pink jacket. Quite truthfully, I think he was contemplating lunch. The cat was close enough that I got great fur detail, but there is some light reflection on the glass, so part of the image is hard to see (side of the face). Because of that I’m going to make up what should be there. I’m also using other photos I’ve taken to help me with the markings.
As I mentioned before, it’s part of my Big Cat series. The series is the final part of my Cradleboard testing. I actually know the brand of this board as I chose the small board which was the Ampersand brand. I know I was impressed with the board during the initial testing and so far I’m enjoying working on it for the final round of testing.
I’ll try to provide another update in a few days.