|Project by Cookie||posted 01-27-2011 09:21 PM||1625 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a pyrography using photos I took on a Florida trip a few years ago. I decided to take pictures of the different stages of completion as I went along. I took more than 6 pictures, but could only fit 6 pictures in this entry. Since some of you may be wondering how to plan a picture out, so I added information that might help get someone else started in creating their own scene. I plan a light sketch of the entire picture with approximate placement of all aspects of the picture. I blocked copies of photos, and blocked space on the board where the picture would be drawn, to make sure the lighthouse and Manatees were sized correctly. Then sketched each block according to cooresponding block on photo. This technique will always give you the correct sizing. Once it was drawn, I started burning each section, using a fine tip. This picture actually took me 6 days to complete, only spending a couple of hours each day working on it. I touched it up with Acrylic paint for highlights, then sealed with several coats of Polycrylic. The Boca Grande Lighthouse is on Gasparilla Island at the State Park. The Manatees were photographed on a seperate trip to Hommosassa Springs and Crystal Riiver Fl. The piece measures 11” x 17 1/4” and is done on Red Cedar. I have completed a Tutorial using all my pictures and explanation for this piece. I am going to try to submit the article to an interested magazine.
-- Doris Oakwood Ga