Pyrography Eagle

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Project by Bearpie posted 06-10-2013 06:16 AM 2502 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since taking a wood burning class a couple months ago, I have been doing some work on various pieces. I have no interest in starting simple projects so I do what catches my eye. This eagle by Sue Walters is the latest I have done. I really like pyrography, I find it very engrossing. If I had tried this 10 years ago, I would not have been interested in it at all. I think being retired and under no pressure to get things done quickly has something to do with my liking it now. This hobby is not for someone who wants instant gratification or something that shows progress quickly. I would like to try faces but haven’t found a pattern I am drawn to. I cannot draw better than a kindergartner so I have to use patterns.

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 06:59 AM

Nice burning, must have topped the class. Search the net on google on “how to draw a face” or anything else, easy to follow steps.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 09:22 AM

That looks wonderful! That is also something I would like to do in the future. Your work is amazing! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 09:42 AM

Nice shading and sharp edges.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 09:49 AM

wow you do great work.Thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#5 posted 06-10-2013 10:23 AM

Erwin, All Your work looks great! The Eagle is amazing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 06-10-2013 11:57 AM

Great job with the detail and shading!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 06-10-2013 12:03 PM

Great detail….nice piece of artwork all round….well done

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 06-10-2013 01:16 PM

The eagle is awesome! Great work! Some try and try and never pick up the skill level you have already achieved in such a short time. Very impressive! I hear you about “no interest in small projects.” I was never very good at the “practice” stuff either. It is so cool to see you have the talent to read about it, go to a class, and with determination put out such beautiful work! Very inspiring! Keep it up!!!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 06-10-2013 01:26 PM

These are all nice pieces. Congratulations, Erwin.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-10-2013 01:32 PM

Very nice work and the detail is spot-on. These stand all by themselves as works of art and craftsmanship but ….....I think they would also look great as box lids/tops. Nice job…..real nice.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 06-10-2013 03:03 PM

Very nice! I wish I had your talent.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 06-10-2013 03:50 PM

Very nice work Erwin. You learn your lessons well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-10-2013 05:06 PM

Beautiful work Erwin. You certainly have nailed the detail and the shading techniques.

-- Anna

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#14 posted 06-10-2013 10:07 PM

I’ve done quite a bit of pyrography, but I do it on leather….Never tried it on wood…..I also do leather carving, pictorial carving, and leather musical straps…...I like leather burning….May have to give it a whip on wood sometimes…....

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#15 posted 06-11-2013 01:54 AM

Incredible! Love the talent that shows in the work!

-- Kandy, Alberta, Canada

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