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 Stylized Rose techniques for beginner wood burning

In this tutorial I will explain how to create the stylized rose artwork.  The steps needed to create the rose can be use on any rose design and you don’t need a reference photo.   The artwork is from the side of a harp that my husband, Todd, built.  He wanted a Celtic knot with roses … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Stylized Rose techniques for beginner 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 Bobcat pyrography techniques for realistic fur in wood burning

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 in wood burning

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

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