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    mine sure aint as good as scrollcrazy is. but i sure did want to try one. i will include the before and after, and then i will go read the book to learn how it is supposed to be done.
    IMG_1764 - Copy.PNGselfie 2 woodburned.jpg
    Denny

    photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

  • #2
    That is a good likeness. I would think glasses would be hard, but yours look great!

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    • #3
      thanks sappy.
      Denny

      photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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      • #4
        Good smoke Denny
        . . .JoeB

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        • #5
          and i just now realized i passed up my opportunity to tighten up the jowls and throw in the james bond haircut. ah well.
          Denny

          photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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          • #6
            Certainly a lot better than my first butchering, Denny. Nice job. I learned to use a graphics program with filters, like Photoshop/GIMP and make a stylized or sketch version there, and then trace it on the wood. It just clicked and worked for me. You'll probably develop your own technique.

            Regardless, a very nice burning...
            Bill
            Living among knives and fire.

            http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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            • #7
              That's really well done. Very good likeness
              My Musical Instrument Website: http://www.ronmarr.com

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              • #8
                thanks woodburner and rontana. i did now look on youtube at some others techniques.... i got a lot to learn yet.
                Denny

                photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                • #9
                  I know this lady and she is top in the craft of pyrography. When I started my "Applied Pygrography" newsletter she had some articles and got to know here via that. Anyway, check her work out: https://danettesmithpyro.weebly.com/
                  Bill
                  Living among knives and fire.

                  http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                  • #10
                    Hi Denny , WOW! you have developed a nice touch with your Hot Pen , no Hot Spots when you first touch the Wood and that's hard to accomplish at first . Stay with it you are on to something that you will enjoy . Merle

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                    • #11
                      if youre doing an edge shading inward, the edge then gets a bit of the hotter heat, which defines the edge , then the sideways sweep of the tip loses heat which creates a gradient, the width of which is dependent on the speed of travel and length of stroke.
                      otherwise if that first burst of heat would leave too much dark, then suck the heat off by wiping the tip on a scrap piece then immediately applying the stroke to the work
                      Denny

                      photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Merle. I need more practice with the spoon shaped tip or even the spear shape, i have better luck swiping with the knife shaped tip.
                        Denny

                        photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                        • #13
                          Curious what type of burner you are using, Denny?
                          Bill
                          Living among knives and fire.

                          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                          • #14
                            for twenty or more years i had a saber detail master, each was a "fixed" pen. and i loved it most of all, gave it to my son when i got the urge to try out a razortip. i bought most of the tips as the replaceable type, the wire legs fit underneath anchor screws. and i also love to experiment with a wide variety of tips, which made the razortip cumbersome, so i bought into the colwood along with the replaceable ends/tips. plugging in an end is more faster and secure with the colwood, in my opinion. although the razortip allows you to use their wire and form your own favorite shaped tip. in a nutshell, i like the fixed pen first, the end that plugs in second, and the wire only that anchors below screws, thirdly.
                            Denny

                            photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                            • #15
                              IMG_0001.jpg here is a sample of one i had done 24 years ago on scrapwood , with the detail master. zoom in for detail.
                              Denny

                              photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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