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Bayberry Greenman (my 1st woodburning)

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Project by Heidi Neely posted 06-13-2010 05:38 AM 2578 views 4 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little Saturday afternoon project for me…..and my first attempt at woodburning : )
I thought I’d take a little time to try something new while I was giving my latest carving a little dry time, so this is what I came up with. It’s done on Alder, and the outline was done using a standard tip, while the details were done using a fine point tip. Anyway, I was pretty pleased with the results, and really enjoyed the process…especially adding the shading detail. Here’s a little slideshow showing my progress through from start to finish. I appreciate any comments and feedback…and thanks for looking! : )

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-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”





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sregelkraut

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 05:45 AM

Very cool depiction of greenman, and for a first burning it turned out excellent. Looking forward to seeing your next project. :)

-- Steve

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 06:45 AM

Nice burning Heidi, details and shading have turned out great. Another string to your bow.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 07:06 AM

If you had not said this was your first wood burning, I would have never have guessed that, looked like you have been doing this for a long time. You have a talent you just discovered so work on this some more and put it on some of your projects.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 07:12 AM

Very cool burning.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 10:27 AM

Okay, by first woodburning you must mean the first one you are sharing with us, because this is excellent!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 12:03 PM

Looks like you have been doing it for a long time. Great work..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 12:21 PM

Wow….It is an amazing piece of work, better than my 1st and last wood burning :) hehe…..The design you chose is very artistic and full of details, and indeed the shadowing is amazing….really good work….Keep it up girl…Bravo

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 12:52 PM

The green man seems to be a worldwide phenomena not just one country. This is a very evocative depiction of the him. The shading really brings some depth to it. Very well done. Thanks for posting

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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dustbunny

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#9 posted 06-13-2010 12:59 PM

This is a real head turner.
I can’t believe the detail, and a first !
Great work, hope to see more,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#10 posted 06-13-2010 01:03 PM

Well executed – looks like you have been doing it for years.

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#11 posted 06-13-2010 01:54 PM

Wonderful work and very cool design. Looks like you have been doing it for years.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 06-13-2010 03:05 PM

First one huh? I’m thinking we are going to see alot more of these. It turned out very nice. I like it.

-- Janice

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#13 posted 06-13-2010 04:33 PM

Wow, this is seriously cool. When I was a lot younger I used to have a talent to draw. But sadly now i am too literal in my thinking to be creative like that. But seeing that makes me think I may have to try drawing again, and burning it to wood.

That is really neat. It sure would add a little zing to my woodwork.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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#14 posted 06-13-2010 05:19 PM

I love the work!!! The greenman is such a wonderful subject as well! I love to do woodburnings as well, Just don’t get to them as often as I would like ….... Love this project!!!

-- J.Palmer,Texas,http://www.mysticcarvings.com

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#15 posted 06-13-2010 08:51 PM

My BF pointed out that I forgot to give credit for the design where credit is due…..as I didn’t come up with this idea on my own. He’s absolutely right….....I got the idea from a wonderful book called ”Wood Spirits And Green Men” by Lora S. Irish ....the book is geared towards carving however, I thought it would make a good woodburning because of all of the shadowing I could add to give it depth.

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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