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More Pyrography, Wood burning art
Shawnee Man
post Apr 6 2016, 10:07 AM
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I saw a post that another Member posted some Pyrography. This is also one of my preferred mediums. I will try to attach some photos of my work. I hope you folks like it. Almost all my art has a Western theme. I use photos of Native Americans for a lot of my pieces. I have done about 70 Pyrography pieces to date. I prefer using live edge slabs of poplar wood. I am not on this site to advertise, but since we are sharing hobbies and interests, I thought I would share mine.
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post Apr 7 2016, 08:09 AM
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Welcome to the forums Shawnee Man! smileywaving.gif You do amazing work with great detail, I especially like the Leopard. thumbsupsmileyanim.gif Thanks for sharing your work with us, very inspirational! Makes me want to get the wood burner out. happy112.gif


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AGREE! That is some over-the-top beautiful stuff! Excellent work. worthy.gif worthy.gif


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post Apr 7 2016, 10:53 AM
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QUOTE (Mrs.CP @ Apr 7 2016, 11:09 AM) *
Welcome to the forums Shawnee Man! smileywaving.gif You do amazing work with great detail, I especially like the Leopard. thumbsupsmileyanim.gif Thanks for sharing your work with us, very inspirational! Makes me want to get the wood burner out. happy112.gif
Thank you so much. I am humbled. If you are interested, I use a Burnmaster Hawk model. I only use one certain type of shading tip for the entire piece. I can angle the tip or use the flattened side to get about any size line or burn I want. Most would agree that Pyrography is just an exercise in shading. I still do commission work both for individuals as well as commercially. Have Burnmaster, will travel.
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post Apr 8 2016, 06:03 AM
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Fantastic work!! smiley-clapping.gif Thanks for the tip on the Burnmaster Hawk model. I don't have a lot of money so the one I'm using is a no name brand..... At least there's no name on it but it seems to do the job ok for now.


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post Apr 11 2016, 11:39 AM
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I wonder if anyone recognizes the subject in this pyrography piece? It was a gift for the family.
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post Apr 13 2016, 03:20 AM
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QUOTE (Shawnee Man @ Apr 6 2016, 12:07 PM) *
I saw a post that another Member posted some Pyrography. This is also one of my preferred mediums. I will try to attach some photos of my work. I hope you folks like it. Almost all my art has a Western theme. I use photos of Native Americans for a lot of my pieces. I have done about 70 Pyrography pieces to date. I prefer using live edge slabs of poplar wood. I am not on this site to advertise, but since we are sharing hobbies and interests, I thought I would share mine.



Those are amazing! And they reminded me of something. Back when I was drawing a lot of pen and ink, I drew a lion, an eagle and two pictures of movie stars, I think one was Marilyn and I forget the other one. I thought that was rather coincidental. I don't know what I heck I did with them. My eagle was flying over a canyon with both feet extended out in front, getting ready to grab some kind of wild animal.
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QUOTE (Silky @ Apr 13 2016, 11:56 AM) *
Those are amazing! And they reminded me of something. Back when I was drawing a lot of pen and ink, I drew a lion, an eagle and two pictures of movie stars, I think one was Marilyn and I forget the other one. I thought that was rather coincidental. I don't know what I heck I did with them. My eagle was flying over a canyon with both feet extended out in front, getting ready to grab some kind of wild animal.
Hey Silky, I used to make stock pieces of pyrography for sale at shows. I tried to find common but interesting photos to use. Pyrography employs many techniques but it is common to use a photo and transfer or trace the image onto wood or other mediums. Some may think it easy, but tracing a photo and then using the trace to burn a detailed image is not as easy as it may sound. I trace only enough for landmarks then free draw the fine details, then burn it. Of course, the closer and larger the image is in a photograph, the finer the detail can be achieved. I will attempt to show you this in the attached pics of my work using an image close up verses farther away. You can see the results I am sure. The single subject has finer detail because it is closer than the piece with the two subjects and the horses. I try to explain this when a person wants a commission piece done but such is the nature of pyrography I suppose.
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post Apr 15 2016, 06:06 AM
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QUOTE (Shawnee Man @ Apr 11 2016, 12:39 PM) *
I wonder if anyone recognizes the subject in this pyrography piece? It was a gift for the family.


Is that Joe Dorris and his dog? You do an amazing job Frank, keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your pieces with us to see. cheers.gif


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post Apr 17 2016, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (Mrs.CP @ Apr 15 2016, 09:06 AM) *
Is that Joe Dorris and his dog? You do an amazing job Frank, keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your pieces with us to see. cheers.gif


Correct Mrs. CP. He made me a special piece of jewelry, so it was lagniappe to him. He sent me his books and I highly recommend them all. All three books should interest all prospectors, but I suggest reading them in order, 1,2,3.



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smiley-clapping.gif You do awesome work!! Those look great!


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post Jun 29 2016, 02:17 PM
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Thank you Denise. I work by commissions only regarding my art. I can use photos to make a personal memorable work of art for anyone. I get my live edge slabs from Tenn. Sometimes I get slabs from trees over 300 years old. If anyone wants something done, please contact me and I will be happy to make something nice for them.


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