My other 5 year old

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Project by SilverFoxArt posted 04-05-2008 08:32 AM 1786 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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8×10 on birch ply and original photo used as a reference. This is the last of the three portraits I was doing of my children. The details and equipment are included with the first portrait, but I am happy to answer questions as always. I prefer working with pine, but the grains in the pine look like shadows across the face on portraits, so thus the birch. (my five year olds are not twins, they are 10 1/2 months apart.)

I have mentioned this before, but I use a Detail Master burning system. I own 3 different burners and probably 20 or so tips, but all I use is the Detail master (for many reasons it is the best one in my opinion.) and all I use is one tip. (the med. rounded skew.) I really had to buy all the equipment I have in order to know what I didn’t need or didn’t like, lol.

And thanks for all the kind comments you all make, this is a very generous group.

-- Mel, Utah,

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#1 posted 04-05-2008 10:34 AM

Beautiful job. Great detail.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-05-2008 01:19 PM


Again this is a wonderful project. The detail that you put into these pyrographic works puts these pieces creates a lot of visual interest in the subject.

You also have a nice looking family by the way.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 04-05-2008 03:24 PM

amazing work
I was going to say : wow you did an exceptional job on the eyes.. and then I saw the tie and thought.. wow an excellent job.. and then I focused on the hair and thought. – yah the entire portrait is amazing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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pat sherman

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#4 posted 04-05-2008 03:45 PM

mel, what can i say that is perfect. you captured him very very well.
per our conversation earyler. my friend you have nothing to worry about. your pyro is very well done.

-- pat,ohio...

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#5 posted 04-05-2008 03:45 PM


-- making sawdust....

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#6 posted 04-05-2008 05:52 PM

Great job, I’m doing my three grandchildren on a piece of furniture that I build for my daughter, I’ll post it when I’m finished, I’m using markers because I don’t have a burner, but I would love to get a good one one of these days.


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#7 posted 04-05-2008 07:16 PM

As usual beautiful woodburing.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 04-05-2008 07:44 PM

That’s a pretty good likeness.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 04-05-2008 09:03 PM

Beautiful piece of art that will be cherished forever.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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