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Woodburning Animal Eyes

Woodburning Animal Eyes

Creative techniques to portray soulful eyes By Aline Hoffman   When you’re doing a portrait, there is nothing more important than the eyes. The essence of life and expression are in the eyes. This is true whether the portrait is carved, painted, or woodburned, and whether the subject is human […]

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Color-Full Pyrography

Color-Full Pyrography

The 2012 issue of Pyrography features five techniques for adding color to your woodburned artwork.   Pyrography is traditionally a monochromatic art. The best artists layer many shades of brown in their pyro artwork to create depth, shading, highlights, and detail, and the results are beautiful. However, some pyrographers prefer […]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments Techniques
Burning Basics For Bird Carvers

Burning Basics For Bird Carvers

Realistic bird carvings are the envy of many woodcarvers. The best in the business command top dollar for commissions, win piles of awards, and quickly gain respect from their peers. To keep a competitive edge at the next competition or to satisfy your own desire for the best results, you […]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Techniques
White-tailed Deer Portrait

White-tailed Deer Portrait

Try your hand at woodburning with this scroll-and wood- burn project. Pyrography, or woodburning, can be as simple or as complex as you wish to make it. This combination of different techniques results in a wonderful conversation piece that is warm and inviting with a rustic flair. It is sure […]

by October 11, 2010 0 comments Techniques
Woodburn Realistic Fur

Woodburn Realistic Fur

Woodburning caught my attention at the first woodcarving show I participated in, back in 1982. At this particular show there were two sections, one for the carvers of birds, and the other reserved for miscellaneous carvings. I had brought an array of wildlife carvings done in natural wood, most in […]

by August 30, 2010 0 comments Techniques