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

Portrait 2 BABY FACE PYROGRAPHY TUTORIAL wood burning techniques

This is the second installment of my portrait tutorial series.  As promised this tutorial covers the entire face instead of just the eyes and nose as the last one did.  Ok, I didn’t burn in the top of the head, but that area isn’t any different than the forehead or the cheeks.  I will be … Continue reading Portrait 2 BABY FACE PYROGRAPHY TUTORIAL wood burning techniques

2018 Matthew and Maggie Portrait Pyrography Art Wood Burning

A few years back a friend and former co-worker paid me to create a portrait of his kids, Matthew and Maggie, as a gift for his wife.  Apparently they were both pleased with the results as it has become a yearly tradition.   This blog will discuss the portrait that I did in 2018. Click on … Continue reading 2018 Matthew and Maggie Portrait Pyrography Art Wood Burning

Cheetah Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the Cheetah pyrography artwork.  This artwork is the first installment of my Big Cat series.   I am extremely fond of big cats, so the series allows me to create artwork about a subject I really like.  I started the series to complete my testing of … Continue reading Cheetah Pyrography Tutorial wood burning techniques

Baby Eyes Pyrography Portrait Tutorial wood burning techniques

This is the first installment of my new portrait tutorial series.  This is something I’ve previously been asked for, but said no as I don’t feel that portrait work is my strong suit.  For the New Year I decided to work on improving things I’m not good at like portrait.  Plus my YouTube channel has … Continue reading Baby Eyes Pyrography Portrait Tutorial wood burning techniques

Michele Parsons LEATHER PYROGRAPHY a Beginner’s Guide Book Review

I was sent a copy of Michele Parsons’ book, “Leather Pyrography a Beginner’s Guide” to review.  I’m fairly new to burning on leather, so I was excited when Fox Chapel Published contacted me about this book.   This blog will cover my review of the book and the skill level I think the book is good … Continue reading Michele Parsons LEATHER PYROGRAPHY a Beginner’s Guide Book Review

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