For years now I have been affectionated with pyrography. Love the fact that you can burn into wood, creating deep burned lines and getting a wonderful smell all at the same time. After the burning you can paint it as I am not to keen to keeping it all “woodsy” in all shades of brown. You are creating your own coloring book so to speak. And I love what Sticks does, first sketch a drawing, then burn the wood and then color it in with bright colored acrylics. I did try some stuff myself with a borrowed pyrography machine and that worked out great.
Then I went into a long hiatus of art making, but I kept on looking at wonderful samples on the internet. And unblocking also because of reading The Artist Way by Julia Cameron. And the urge returned. The urge to make stuff. Stuff that would be just as pretty as the ones on internet – more precisely … Pinterest. Just like every one else I have become addicted.
So after a long looooooooong time, I purchased a cheap pyrography machine. And these 2 ravens is what I first came up with.