Pyrography Special Edition: 25 Skill-Building Projects & Patterns
Featuring 25 step-by-step woodburning projects to build your skills, also included are technique lessons, advice and practice exercises for beginners, full-size pyrography patterns, artist profiles, product reviews, safety and cleaning tips, and so much more! With leading pyrography experts and artists as your guide – including Lora S. Irish, Jo Schwartz, Michele Y. Parsons, Simon Easton, and others – beginners will build a solid foundation to start on while more experienced woodburners will learn how to create realistic textures like a pro. From burning a dynamic steam engine train and personalized pet photos to making a dream catcher clock, realistic mountain lion portrait, castle cookie jar, and several other exciting projects, this jam-packed guide is sure to turn up the heat on your pyrography skillset!
Pyrography Style Handbook: Artistic Woodburning Methods & 12 Step-by-Step Pyrography Projects
Inside this book, author and award-winning pyrography artist Lora Irish thoughtfully explains and provides step-by-step instructions for each art style: crosshatching, realism, pointillism, shaded drawing, engraving, silhouette, and texture painting. You'll then use the techniques you've learned to create realistic portraits of lions, green men, owls, landscapes, barns, dragons, blue jeans, and more!
Opening with detailed chapters on basic tools and techniques, pen tips, practice boards, tonal values, and more, inside this book you'll learn everything you need to know about accomplishing each unique pyrography style. In the next section, 12 step-by-step projects—all with coordinating photography and helpful guidance—will give you plenty of opportunities to further your artistic abilities and create realistic scenes, animals, and objects. Also included are full-size patterns for each project, as well as 14 bonus patterns!
Learn the fundamentals of woodburning tools, essential skills, and techniques; understand the seven major artistic styles of pyrography; practice each artistic style with 12 step-by-step projects and full-size patterns; accomplish additional designs on your own with the bonus patterns; and discover from a leading expert in the field how style affects an image, all within the 200 pages of this complete guide.