How I Wood-burnt a Picture of a Bengal Tiger.
Pyrography means "writing with fire" and is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn or scorch designs onto natural materials such as wood or leather. Burning can be done by means of a modern solid-point tool (similar to a soldering iron) or hot wire tool, or a more basic method using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens.
I am doing wood-burned crafts for several years. Actually, I started doing it when I was child, but only recently I took my hobby on a higher level. My son set up for me a website where I try to sell my works, and I still hope to get more traffic there. Also I have my works displayed on FineArtAmerica site.
I try different techniques with every new picture and in this hub I want to share with you how I worked on a picture of a Bengal Tiger.
The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris or Panthera tigris bengalensis) is also known as the Royal Bengal tiger. The Bengal tiger is the second largest and the most common tiger subspecies.
The Bengal tiger is primarily found in Bangladesh, India and also in Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and in southern Tibet.
An average male Bengal tigers weigh around 420 pounds.
The Bengal tiger has a body length of 6 feet and a tail length of 3 feet and therefore has a total length of 9 feet long. A female Bengal tiger is only 310 pounds and 8 feet long including tail.
A tigers coat actually has a variety of colours. The standard colours of a Bengal tiger are an orange body with black stripes coming down the sides. The two most common variations are the White Bengal tiger and the Golden Tabby.
I suppose that my picture features the Golden Tabby.
ReuVera's woodburnings© used in this hub CANNOT be used anywhere by anyone else.
My pyrography tools
I took a simple piece of ply-wood bought in WalMart. I took a nice picture of a Bengal tiger.
I fastened a picture to the piece of wood with the help of transparent scotch-tape. I traced the picture through carbon paper.
I tried to trace really gentle, just to get the sketch of the lines.
I started wood-burning from the eyes, then went around the nose.
This is more of the face done.
Here comes the head!
Here is my Bengal Tiger! If you liked it, don't forget to vote it up below! Thank you!
Vera's woodburning hubs
- ReuVera's Woodburning's as Custom Gifts
Yeah, I started wood burning pictures when I was in middle school. That time everything was scarce in Soviet country. We didn't even hear about wood burning tools. My first wood burner was a simple magnifying...
- Vera's New Crafts- Woodburnings. Different Types of Wood for Pyrography.
Being too busy with real life I haven't done much writings here recently. Also, my old passion for making my crafts, wood burnings (pyrography-look it here!) occupied most of my free time. I have a...
- Legacy of an Abusive Maple Tree (my woodburnings) and Why Friends Are Better Than Money
I have four pine trees in my back yard; those are all the trees that are legally mine. There is, actually one miserable ashberry tree that came from nowhere, but it doesn't count. All trees are old, ugly and...
Hubs from my Pyromaniac Hub-fellas.
- How To Get Started In The Art Of Woodburning
I have written a dozen HubPages on this art form and it came to mind that I should really try to tie them together.There is so much information to learn and most of mine has come from doing rather than...
- How To Create Artwork Using Pyrography, Driftwood and Other Mixed Media
This wood was collected from the lake shoreThe process of combining different elements and materials to create artwork is a lot of fun to explore. I want to share some of the ideas and materials I have used...
More by this Author
Inkkas shoes made with tapestry-like tops are the last wave in a world of shoe fashion. Besides Inkkas shoes are unique, they also help to make the world better. Check an Inkkas sizing chart for info.
Craft of pyrography, woodburning, is a very rewarding hobby.Burning can be done by means of a modern solid-point tool (similar to a soldering iron) or hot wire tool, or a more basic method using a metal implement heated...
Wisconsin Dells is a small town with the feel of a big city. Winter or summer, it is the perfect place for a family vacation or business conference. Here are ten ideas to help you plan your trip.