|Project by SilverFoxArt||posted 03-09-2008 08:56 AM||1505 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
This is a portrait of one of my sons, the original photo and the sketch I used as a patern for the burn.
It is an 8×10 on birch ply.
I added pictures that I hope help answer any questions. I print out a picture and usually draw over the picture the areas I want to use for shading the burn… it helps if you adjust the contrast to accentuate the shading. I used a sketch for my pattern, but most of the time I use the picture itself and trace the outline right onto the wood. I still have to reference the picture as I burn.
I use a Detail Master burner and the only tip I use is the small round skew. I draw all the darkest parts first, using the skew like a knife for all the lines… the tip for small detail… and the side for shading. I shade from dark to light using speed (not temperature) to vary the tones. I added a practice piece of an eye to better show the teqnuigue.
-- Mel, Utah, SilverFoxArt.com