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Project by Danette Smith posted 10-05-2008 07:47 AM 1423 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve never redone a piece before so I thought I’d re-do my first portrait. I wanted to see how much I’ve improved with all my practicing. I did the Indian girl on the Basswood Round in 2005…I’ve re-done her on Birch Plywood…not as smooth as basswood, but wait till you see the difference!! When I first started burning I would burn on the hot side…so everything came out dark. Now I take my time and layer my shading. I really enjoyed doing this and thought I’d share it with you. Three years and lots of practice makes a big difference!!! Hugs…Dannie

-- Dangee's Pyrography by Artist Danette Smith - http://www.danettesmithpyro.weebly.com





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RDS1

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 08:28 AM

Very nice, lotta patience, & probaly good music as well :)
Kudos

-- Bob Schilke

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woodyone

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#2 posted 10-05-2008 10:10 AM

Incredible eye for detail, Well done.

Woody.

-- Woody, UK

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 11:28 AM

Exquisite detail! Beautifuful job on new piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Robb

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#4 posted 10-05-2008 01:10 PM

Outstanding! I don’t have the patience, or talent :).

-- Robb

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 01:35 PM

Thanks for sharing this beautiful burning.

The new one sure is a great improvement.

I’ve been going to try wood burning on carvings, but I have one of them

old style burners with no controls for heat, & also it gets too hot on my fingers.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 02:05 PM

Very well done. It is photorealistic! What kinds of tools are you using for the burnings you do?

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 10-05-2008 02:11 PM

that first piece is wonderful.. the second: amazing!!!
bravo.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 10-05-2008 02:14 PM

Dannie, we don’t get to see projects like this very often. It is wonderful to see posts like this that show individual progression with a technique. Your second picture, when they are placed side by side, shows how much your skill and artistry have developed.

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Sawdust2

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#9 posted 10-05-2008 02:50 PM

I’m just awestruck!
My wife is a painter so it really amazes me how you can make such a different tonal quality with a burner.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 10-05-2008 02:59 PM

What MsDebbieP said!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 10-05-2008 03:17 PM

I think it would be nice if you wrote a review, & maybe tell us what make of burner is your preference.

I’m sure you have tried different tools.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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pat sherman

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#12 posted 10-05-2008 03:32 PM

hey dannie. very nice. i remember when you did that first one. so hows things in western ohio?
ready for winter yet?

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#13 posted 10-05-2008 06:18 PM

Wow! This is very photo like. Well done.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 10-05-2008 06:45 PM

I haven’t seen too much of this kind of work on LJ’s. This is remarkable. Your attention for detail is so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
I so enjoyed seeing this
PEACE!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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Cov

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#15 posted 10-05-2008 11:41 PM

Beautiful work – you really have talent!

-- Cov, Loomis, CA, http://www.covingtonwoodworks.com

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