Pyrography is a fascinating art form involving the burning of a picture onto wood. Millions of tiny strokes are made into the wood with a tiny red hot blade creating an incrediably realistic look of fur. I have always enjoyed sketching but pencil work always felt like it was the preparation for something more. Acrylic paint can be combined with pyrography to create a more colorful variation. I am improving my talent with acrylics, The addition of even just a little white to add highlights can make a big difference in the attractiveness of a picture.
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Tigers are being sold piece by piece into extinction. I am creating this piece of fine art to donate half of the proceeds via an eBay auction to Savethetigerfund.org which is a branch of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
This handsome fellow is now finished. This wolf was created from a photo provided by Sue Walters. This is where you can download this photo and other FREE STUFF: http://www.suewalters.com/freestuff.html
After doing some of the leaves, I thought, why not add some green to his eyes. I just got carried away from there!
Esmeralda - My favorite cat.
Resting Wolf on white pine plaque.
This is one of my latest pieces. It is not yet coated with polyurethane. The bonus to not rushing to put the clear coat on for several days is that it remains changeable. I have made the changes I planned on making to this piece. He looks much better. I may list him on www.etsy.com. I will wait for some feed back from my family before clear coating.
My Grandson Blake - a first portrait
This is the first portrait I have ever finished! I had started several but never had the patience to keep with it until I completed. I have two children with ADHD. While I have never been diagnosed, I likely have ADD. Finishing things having never been a strong point for me. Yet pyrography holds my attention better over pencil creating or anything else for that matter. What can I say? I have caught the bug. I have spent so much time working on this site this weekend I am in a downright anxious state! I want to get back to burning.
My Daughter Ally -
My Second Portrait
This was done on a white pine plaque I picked up at WalMart. It is much too soft for pyrography portraits. The pen tips wanted to dig into the wood far to often and it was also a bit damp. Occassionally the moisture would cause my pen tip to flare. (Light up like a match.) That was very startling the first time it happened. The moisture was also a problem in trying to achieve an even tone while shading. It is interesting how I can spot little imperfections once I get a project posted here. I realized I needed to go back and lighten the creases under her eyes. This has since been done.
Owl with Acrylic Paint
This owl was done as a lesson from Sue Walter's Pyrography Workbook. I am not exactly pleased with the results. This is due more to my thick head rather that her teaching ability. Say Sue, what exactly is a dry brush anyway? How about a Guide to Pyrography and Paint for Dummies? It is interesting to say the least. As I stated before, I am liking monochrome more and more. However, certain individuals such as my mother and youngest daughter like subjects which I think do poorly as monochrome works. For example, hummingbirds and butterflies! Perhaps this is God's way of pushing me to become more comfortable with paint?
My son Frankie requested I make a tiger for him.
This was done on an oak slice, trimmed by God in bark. This tiger was created from a Sue Walters pattern. I love using patterns because I spend less time sketching and a lot more burning!
|I did this one for my Mom's birthday.
|I am willing to create your own personal piece.
|This is an acrylic only on paper I did last year.
|My youngest has requested a butterfly for herself!
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