Here are two of my recent double- sided Wood Art pieces, created using my pyrography stylus. The wood slices, both Hazel, were carefully sanded in advance, in
order to provide the smoothest surface possible, which allows me to draw in high detail. After roughly sketching my design with pencil I take up my pyrography stylus and outline the design. Next I burn the entire background, leaving the main elements to stand out in relief. Finally I add shading and fine detail..
Inspired by seeing a tree in blossom locally - a very hopeful sign that spring may be around the corner! For this design I used watered down ink for the background and sky and mainly gouache for the tree.
This pen and ink design follows the same format as the previous picture 'In Days of Boar', a simple but pleasing symmetrical, mandala-like layout. This time my centrepiece is the Wolf..and I have plans for similar designs with different animals to come..