Pyrography Art Northern Shoveler Duck realistic wood burning art

In this blog I will discuss different aspects of the Northern Shoveler Duck artwork that I created.   This artwork is based on a photo that Todd took while visiting the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington.  The artwork is one of the few pieces I’ve done where I planned from the beginning to add color … Continue reading Pyrography Art Northern Shoveler Duck realistic wood burning art

Pyrography Portrait LITTLE GIRL wood burning techniques tutorial

In this blog I will be explaining the pyrography techniques to create this portrait of this little girl.  I just love her large eyes and long eyelashes.   This is the third installment in my portrait tutorial series.  Just like I did with the previous tutorials I will explain every from start to finish.   This means … Continue reading Pyrography Portrait LITTLE GIRL wood burning techniques tutorial

Pyrography Art Matthew & Maggie 2019 Portrait wood burning

In this blog I will be discussing a portrait that features two young children, Matthew and Maggie, I created in 2019.  I’m always nervous when accepting portrait work because you don’t have a lot of leeway for mistakes as parents are very familiar with their children’s faces.  Regardless of my anxiety level, I still approach … Continue reading Pyrography Art Matthew & Maggie 2019 Portrait wood burning

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

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

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