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I did this pyrography/wood burning of a Green Man on basswood.
I then tried my hand at some low relief carving and really enjoyed doing it. I think the relief made the Green Man stand out.

Here is a little information about a Green Man….
A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing or other representation of a face surrounded by (or made from) leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face, and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical). “The Green Man” is also a popular name for British public houses and various interpretations of the name appear on inn signs, which sometimes show a full figure rather than just the head.

The Green Man motif has many different faces and variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or “renaissance”, representing the cycle of growth being reborn anew each spring. Speculatively, the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history.

I hope you enjoyed this information…Regards…Danette Smith

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





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pat sherman

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#1 posted 2864 days ago

dannie, nice picture, think you did a nice job on this guy. glad to see you here.

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

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Danette Smith

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#2 posted 2864 days ago

Thanks for the welcome Pat. This is a wonderful site…so many new ideas…it’s refreshing to see! Hugs…Dannie

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

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David

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#3 posted 2628 days ago

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Chip

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#4 posted 2628 days ago

Wow Dangee, this is really outstanding pyrography. Beautiful work and I’m glad it came up on the shuffle. Your English Setter piece is terrific too.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Danette Smith

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#5 posted 2624 days ago

Thank you David and Chip for your kind words! Hugs…Dannie

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2624 days ago

Very nice, it looks like the man is real.

-- -** 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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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 2624 days ago

This is: Wow! Fantastic job Danette.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Scott

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#8 posted 2446 days ago

Great job. I would like to get started in pyrography. One thing that confuses me is hw much power is required when I pick a burner. I have read a little about colwood and burnmaster controls.

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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Danette Smith

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#9 posted 2445 days ago

Hi Scott!
I’m glad you liked my Green Man. Power and wattage is often confusing…
burners with higher wattage ratings? I see other brands that have units ranging from 50 watts all the way up to 130 watts.

When it comes to burner power supply wattage ratings, there are a lot of claims out there that are, in reality….. fiction. You should not let yourself be persuaded by wattage claims, as they are often produced in a dubious manner. The use of power wattage statistics are often only intended to impress the potential customer with a supposed technical prowess. All units provide plenty of power and a consistently high standard of heat recovery.

I have a dual port Optima burner…and I bought several Optima pens. I have tested other burners and other pens and I still like the Optima burner, but I prefer the Razertip pens as this is my personal preference. Both the Colwood and the Burnmaster controls are also very good. My friend bought the Burnmaster and loves.
If I were to buy another burner today, I would have to say I really like the Razertip burner as I like their pens the best.

What you should pay attention to is the warranty, the price, what if any pens are included with the unit, and if the unit can use different pens…like I use razertip pens on my Optima unit, but I had to buy a special cord for it to plug into my Optima unit. Hope this helps you out…if you have any other questions feel free to ask.

I think Pat Sherman on the list here uses a Colwood…not positive though…she has been burning more years than I…so maybe you could ask her the same question? “Keep burning and learning”...Danette

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

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Scott

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#10 posted 2445 days ago

Hello Danette

Thanks for the information. It gave me the confidence I needed to move forward.

Scott

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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Danette Smith

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#11 posted 2445 days ago

Hi Scott!
I forgot to mention something…there are single and dual port machines. I have the dual port as I like not having to unplug one pen and plug in another, etc. Having two lets me have my skew plugged into one port and my shader plugged into my other port. You can only turn on one port at a time anyway.

Also forgot to mention that you should get “fixed” tip pens. They have the tips welded into the pen. They are the best for heat conduction. Glad I could be of help. Let me know which one you decide to buy. The Razertip has the best warranty for the unit and the pens. Take care…Danette

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

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mot

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#12 posted 2444 days ago

This is amazing work, dangee. As my artistic talents barely extend beyond the 8 pack of crayolas, I look at art like this with awe and wonder.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Danette Smith

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#13 posted 2444 days ago

Hi Tom!

Thank you for your nice comments. I have seen your work and I am amazed as well. I love the Noah’s Ark you are building. You do great woodworking’s, whereas if I can hammer in a nail, I’ve accomplished something!
Wood burning is easier than you think and would look wonderful as an embellishment on some of your work.
“Keep burning and learning”...Danette

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

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Roger

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#14 posted 1365 days ago

You are a true pyro! lol Very awesome work. This green man looks like he’s gonna come right outta that wood. Burn-baby-burn!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Danette Smith

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#15 posted 1361 days ago

Thanks Roger…I’m glad you liked my Green Man. You do very nice work yourself.
Take care…Danette

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

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