Quality of Line
The lines are too heavy, dark or long. This gives your bird the appearance of having fur instead of feathers.
Using a flat razor blade, gently scrape the surface of your burning to lighten the existing strokes. You don’t need to eliminate them, simply make them less prominent. Then burn over this area with lighter, shorter and more delicate strokes to fill it back in.
The lines are too far apart. Feathers are tightly knit and have little space between them. If your lines are too far apart they will appear to be fur instead of feathers.
Apply another layer of lines on top of the existing one. Make sure this second layer is much lighter than the first so that you do not change the values of your image too much. This will give a greater density to your burning and create the smooth look of feathers.
Too much texture is apparent in the burning. Feathers are a naturally smooth surface so if your burning emphasizes texture instead of smoothness the effect will appear more furry than feathery.
Using your shader, turn your heat to low and gently “iron” out the texture on your bird. By applying gentle shading the texture will be reduced and a smooth finish will be accomplished. Be careful not to eliminate all the detail you have already added. You should not be darkening the surface but merely creating a smoother look. By applying a light shading over the entire area you are lowering the contrast between the existing burned lines and unburned wood, this gives the illusion of smoothness.
Horse Pyrography Pattern Download Packet
Horse Pyrography Pattern Packet Download includes a complete collection of resources to help you burn this pattern.
- Full color image
- Pattern for transfer
- Shading sample to gauge your lights and darks
- Project instructions to guide you step by step in completing this burning
- PLUS a general burning technique sheet
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Ship Pyrography Masterclass Workbook and Bonus Videos
With this Sailing Ships Masterclass Workbook (Download) and Videos you will have everything you need to begin woodburning realistic looking sailing ships right away. Get immediate access to your workbook and print it out today, no shipping fees or waiting!
- Detailed step by step comprehensive 50 page workbook with full color photographs and clear written instructions.
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Woodburning Workbook Volume 1- Download
This workbook is perfect for beginning and intermediate burning enthusiasts. These are some of my most popular patterns. The workbook includes patterns, burning diagrams, finished samples, instructions on general technique in addition to special techniques including coloring (using watercolors), hair, faces, eyes, mountains, trees, and much more.
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(Total 38 pages)
Woodburning Workbook Volume 2 – Download
Woodburning Workbook Volume 2 – Immediate Download PDF
Contains 17 Detailed Projects perfect for beginning and intermediate burning enthusiasts. These are more of my most popular patterns. The workbook includes patterns, burning diagrams, finished samples, instructions on general technique in addition to special techniques including fur, feathers, eyes, textures, and more.
Total pages 40.
Birds of Prey Woodburning Workbook – Download
Birds of Prey Woodburning Workbook – Immediate Download PDF
Contains 10 Projects perfect for beginning and intermediate burning enthusiasts. These patterns show the beauty of these birds. The workbook includes patterns, burning diagrams, finished samples, instructions on technique and more.
Spirit of North America Woodburning Workbook – Download
This workbook is perfect for beginning and intermediate burning enthusiasts. These images capture the natural and native spirit of North America with animals and people. The workbook includes patterns, burning diagrams, finished samples, instructions on general technique and more.
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