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

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

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 Fixing Mistakes & Hiding Wood Grain in wood burning

In this tutorial I’m going to show you some of the different ways that I use to fix mistakes and hide wood grain in my pyrography artwork.  I will divide the tutorial into four categories; Lighten, Fixing/Filling, Seam Lines, and Grain Lines.  The great thing is that all of my methods are easy to do … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Fixing Mistakes & Hiding Wood Grain in wood burning

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

How To Create 3D Sandstone Texture Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

In this pyrography tutorial I’m going to explain how I created the three-dimensional illusion of the word “stone”  and explain how to create the sandstone texture.    I'm also going to introduce you to the shading pen tip and explain a how to use it.   Since this example doesn't require the ability to create … Continue reading How To Create 3D Sandstone Texture Pyrography Tutorial wood burning