Wednesday, 15 May 2013
In this video series, I started a project on wooden plaque using the art of Wood burning / Pyrography.
The subject of this project is a flower.
The flowers were always and will be always the icon of arts
I didn't imagine the end product will be of this beauty!
I made this project over many weeks since I work on wood burning only 3 hours every week.
I enjoyed it a lot.
Monday, 6 May 2013
- In this two minutes video, I used the geometry and the Islamic art design to create the famous islamic Eight-pointed star on wood.
- Islamic decoration makes great use of geometric patterns which have developed over the centuries. Many of these derived from various earlier cultures: Greek, Roman, Byzantine,Central Asian, and Persian.
- The shading in this piece was linear which is a very easy technique of shading.
- The design is easy once you got the idea.
- The lines can be burned easily by the help of a metal ruler.
- If you are interested in more about wood burning art , Download a Free guide of Wood burning art @ www.SmilingWood.com
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Thursday, 7 March 2013
I was in a trip to Istanbul in January and i was astonished by this monument
a turkish icon that can take your mind
i used color pencils to add life to the image
laying beside the bosphorus and surrounded by old architecture
looking at this mosque can take you back in time to the age of ottoman empire
please tell me your comments
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Nope. It's very easy especially when you mix simple curves, squares and circles.
These two minutes video can push you to try.
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Show me your best!!
You can post your piece for free at:
Saturday, 9 February 2013
This 36 seconds shows the steps of burning a Dragon to wood
Dragons were always so mysterious as a topic for different arts
The shading gives life to the pattern
Since the wood burning art uses only one color, shading plays an important role to make the piece more vivid.
Enjoy the video!!
Attributes to the creator of this piece
Saturday, 19 January 2013
in this video, you can add an elegant finish to your wood pieces in a few easy steps
this steps can alter your creation from an amateur look to a professional style
interested in more about the art of pyrography/wood burning
download your free copy of Guide for Pyrography
Friday, 28 December 2012
This video shows How to add liquid glass to your wood piece?
the video goes through the whole steps of the process
it will help you in learning this step
you can glaze your own piece right after the watching
Also you can Download a Free Quick Guide for Woodburning / Pyrography Art
Monday, 10 December 2012
I was touched by the success of Obama 4 years before as the first African American to reach the White House.
Few months before he was able to repeat his triumph.
His tweet " Another four years sky rocketed in twitter.
I have no interest in politics, I am not an American after all.
Yet i was inspired by the story of the man.
In this project I used the Pyrography / wood burning to burn the Obama's face on the wood!!
Funny as it sounds but i enjoyed it so much
I recorded the steps from the copying of the face using carbon/graphite paper through the painting of the wood till finishing the piece.
It took me two days to finish this piece.
You can watch the video at:
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Shading is what gives more life to any drawing
I was always looking for an easy way of shading my drawings on wood
I believe that this technique is the easiest and the fastest .
Simply by applying parallel lines close to each others
The intinesty of the shades increase by intersecting one group of parallel lines with another
I use a cheap wood burner which is in capable of shading large areas yet this techniques is very suitable for My burner and give a great finish
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
This video shows 8 woodburning / pyrography projects
The animals specially the predators are the subjects of all the pieces
The drawings is so live and appealing
The nature of the wild animals make it more vivid and mysterious.
I really was taken by the mix of painting and pyrography in the wolf piece, the mix between wood
carving and pyrography in the second wolf piece.
The touches are very accurate.
The pictures were not copied to wood using carbon or graphite which make it more difficult for the pyrographer.
By the end I should refer to the artists channel that I have subscribed to it to see future piece.
http://www.youtube.com/user/erikbrushEnjoy it :)
Monday, 5 November 2012
Earning money from hoppies is more fun
Within 5 minutes you can build a virtual e-shop on ETSY
ETSY is an e-market for handmade items
Selling your creations was never easier
You can list your items for only 20 cents each
On finalizing the selling they will have a commission of about 3.5% and that's all you have to pay
The specialization of the shop in handmade items make it appealing for artists to list thier items there for a focused review from interested customers
Monday, 22 October 2012
Sunday, 21 October 2012
Friday, 12 October 2012
- The common patterns to be burned are leaves, flowers and plant drawings in general This is quite suitable for the small area for the wooden spoon rather than animals and Landscapes.
- Generaly these relatively small drawings need special techniques to handle thier small sizes And managing the curves within these patterns.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
It is always a challenge to have a feather like effect using pyrography.
In this piece i applied a very easy way to have this feather like effect
Simply i divided the head into arcs
Then i applied patient tiny strokes using the wood burner inside each arc
The intenisty of the strokes increases in dark areas as in the area directly below the mouth and are light at the brighter ones as in the areas beside the eyes
You will need just time and patience to have a similar piece
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Saturday, 29 September 2012
I developed this Free 7 page quick guide for pyrography / wood burning art for beginners
It's stuffed with useful video links to help you mastering the process of Wood burning / Pyrography
You can download it from SmilingWood
It's whole free Read it , share it and have fun!
How ? It's so easy using the Pyrography / wood burning technique
In the following video you can master the process in no time.
Friday, 28 September 2012
Sorry , but you wrong
This piece was created using pyrography technique.
This is the first piece made by my wife using this technique
So , why not to try?!