How To Get Started In The Art Of Woodburning
Putting It All Together Or Woodburning 101
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 reading about it. I probably wasted a lot of time, in trial and error, with my approach to pyrography. That brought me to this Hub. There is a long history behind woodburning. There are some awesome artists working at it today, and there have been a lot of books published on the subject, It would be a good idea to read up on pyrography if you plan to give it a try. I think a little research would really be enlightening.
Books You Can Purchase
Get A Book On Woodburning
Book browsing can provide you with ideas on design and technique.This should help you realize that woodburning has unlimited possibilities. It is comparable to drawing but the finished product has a texture you can feel. Many artists work on three dimensional surfaces and that holds some advantage over drawing. There are many wildlife wood carvers who use pyrography to finish the hair and feathers on the creatures they carve. The extreme detail you can achieve with a razor tip is almost unbelievable. A little research on the subject will definitely inspire you to pursue your own creativity. I would encourage you to take a long look at what some artists are doing with this medium.
This Link Is On Woodburning Safety
Other Hubs To Check Out
We have a few other Hubbers who also enjoy this art form. They have produced hubs of their own, showing how they use woodburning to create artwork. It would be worth your time to take a look at these pages. The more you see, the more ideas you will come up with for your projects.
Work On Wooden Bowls
Take A Look At Pyr = Fire
There is a belief that pyrography or a form of it is the beginning of all art. It started with the caveman using the ash to draw on stone walls. I can imagine a tribe of cave people setting around a big fire. It is raining and cold so they cannot go out to hunt. They are so bored and so hungry that they start to play in the fire with sticks. One of them accidentally makes a mark on a lump of wood with his hot stick. The burnt edge marks the wood black and he starts to experiment with the stick. Next thing you know he is drawing pictures of hamburgers.
Then a million years later someone invents the burger. It is all great history, you might want to read up on.