Rediscovering Pyrography

A few weeks ago, I remembered that when I was a kid, I spent some time doing Pyrography (wood-burning). At the time I didn’t know how to draw, so I used images I found in books and magazines. The other day, I was passing by an art store and decided to check if they have any supplies for it. I picked up a wood-burning tool and a few small pieces of wood to play with. Then I sketched and burned this portrait of my girlfriend’s dog. It didn’t come out too horrible, considering I haven’t done anything like this in 30+ years and only recently began learning how to draw. Making it was a lot of fun and the smell of burning wood made me feel nostalgic. It was especially nice to produce something I can feel good about after a week of disastrous drawing and painting attempts.
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