Pyrography Tutorial Bobcat pyrography techniques for realistic fur

In this pyrography tutorial blog, I’m going to explain how to create the Bobcat artwork.  I will show you my zigzag burn stroke technique to creating realistic looking fur.  The reference photo for this artwork was taken by my husband, Todd, while we were visiting the Oregon Zoo.  The bobcat was sitting in a patch … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Bobcat pyrography techniques for realistic fur

Pyrography Tutorial The Covered Bridge – A study of contrast

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

Pyrography Tutorial Back To Basics – Globes & Grapes pyrography for beginners

In this pyrography tutorial, we are going back to the basics to discuss how light interacts on a simple object; a globe.   The tutorial will start with doing an in-depth examination of how 3 different lighting scenarios alters the shadows on the globe.  Afterwards we will create the Cluster of Grapes artwork using the information … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Back To Basics – Globes & Grapes pyrography for beginners

White Crowned House Sparrow Bird Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the White Crowned House Sparrow bird pyrography artwork.  The sparrow is the sixth installment in my Backyard Birds tutorial series.   Sparrows are a small bird and pretty common where I live.   Todd took this picture of one perched on my grape arbor and I loved … Continue reading White Crowned House Sparrow Bird Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

Ornamental Glow Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

  In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the Ornamental Glow artwork that I designed.  This project is the 7th installment in my Christmas Postcard series.   What I love about this project is the contrast between the smooth small round ornaments, the large textured ornament and the dark background.   I also like … Continue reading Ornamental Glow Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

Lizard Face Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to create the Lizard Face pyrography artwork.  For some reason the title of this artwork reminds of some Marvel character and that makes me laugh as I start to imagine what sort of 'powers' this guy would have.    Lizard Face is the sixth installment in my mini … Continue reading Lizard Face Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

High Heel Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

With this tutorial I will explain how to create the High Heel, the 5th installment in my mini project series.   This mini project will explore how to replicate the reflective surface of a red high heel.   Also, I will show you what features I look at when analyzing a reference photo and explain the basic … Continue reading High Heel Pyrography Tutorial wood burning