How to Woodburn Eagle Wings and Feathers

How to Woodburn Eagle Wings and Feathers

In this video I share with you how to woodburn the wing feathers on an eagle. This second of two videos covers burning the feathers in the outstretched wings.

The reason this is important is because woodburning detail in an area that is dark on dark can pose a challenge. So in this video I show you how to approach this section of the eagle.

In this video I share with you how to woodburn the wing feathers on an eagle. This second of two videos covers burning the feathers in the outstretched wings.

The reason this is important is because woodburning detail in an area that is dark on dark can pose a challenge. So in this video I show you how to approach this section of the eagle.

Technique

Using my special pyrographic smudge technique (which you can see in the video) I begin to build an engraved look by layering in burned shapes to resemble feathers on the eagle wings

As I work through the different types of feathers I show you how I woodburn each one and blend them together to create a realistic look. Using my special pyrographic technique allows for a variety of values.

It is important to watch where you are going when you do this because the direction of those feathers will make a really big difference. You also need to watch for size which is another important element.

Some of the primary eagle feathers will have some details added.  

You want to lay in your rows with somewhat random strokes. You don’t want to use a stiff rhythm but want the feathers to appear natural and stagger from row to row.

Tools

As a woodburning pyrography tool I am using a Colwood SRS shader fixed tip pen for this project with a Colwood Galaxy woodburning unit. Any good quality shading pen can be used, simply adjust your approach to get the desired effect.

In this little video I’ve shared with you how to woodburn eagle feathers on a wing. You may wish to watch my first video where I cover woodburning an eagle torso.

Create this Project

This pattern is available for purchase in my Burning Academy Store. This pattern is included in my Eagle Majesty Volume 1 Workbook at https://www.burningwithsharon.com/product/soaring-eagle-workbook along with other projects and comprehensive step by step photos and instructions on how to woodburn eagles.

I hope you enjoyed this little video for more information on pyrography and learning to burn be sure to sign up for my free burning video series at www.FreeBurningVideos.com

4 Responses

  1. Carla Cox
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    As usual you showed me what I was doing incorrectly and now I can go back to the eagle with renewed vigor. Thanks. Good to hear your voice again, I missed the cheery sound. Winter being nasty and lots of snow. Thanks for the burning help.

    • Sharon Bechtold
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      Awwww Carla, Thanks!

  2. Abby
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    I really enjoyed watching this Sharon! Woodburning is something I’ve started to become very interested in and watching you and listening has helped very much! Thanks!

    • Sharon Bechtold
      | Reply

      Glad it helps!

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