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I am doing this for a friend's wedding. The medium is acrylic paints. The photo is fuzzy and doesn't do it justice. You can't see the skin tone changes and highlights, :( This is my first time painting something like this, it's all mainly guess work (The hair, the skin, etc.) Work in progress. What are you working on?

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MattGyver92
MattGyver92

12 years ago

Hello. I'm new here! I love art and anyone who likes kinetic art should learn about these things called "rolling ball sculptures"! They're awesome! Check out this website: eddiesmind.com (these are no ordinary sculptures)

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hedgiehog
hedgiehog

13 years ago

this is what i'm workin on, nice paintings, wishi had those skills

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Well, my wife just sold this on Ebay, so I guess I have to get back to working on other pyrographs soon:

Santa.jpg
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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I still have my ship at home though :-)

Ship.jpg
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Dr.Paj
Dr.Paj

Reply 13 years ago

By pyrograph do you mean wood burning? Or is it something completely different?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Yes, the pictures are burnt into the wood, as seen most clearly in the Ship, and only sometimes are colored oil pencils used to highlight things a little (as in the Santa one).

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Dr.Paj
Dr.Paj

Reply 13 years ago

It might just be me, but whenever I've heard people talking about pictures+fire=burned image people I know tend to call it "wood burning" just as people call painting with water "water colors/coloring"

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

pyro = fire; while -ography refers to graphs or pictures therefor pyrography (link) is the art of burning pictures into wood. It is quite an old art too, really. They used irons heated in the fire before we had electricity.

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Dr.Paj
Dr.Paj

Reply 13 years ago

I wasn't trying to prove you wrong I'm just telling you I've never heard it called that before, thanks for increasing my vocabulary. By the way, I like your ship.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Oh I know, and sorry if I came across arrogant in any way. I didn't mean to. On the ship; thanks, that took me over a week to complete. The details of the sails and such are lost in the picture *sigh*. It was one of the most difficult ones I have ever done (and I have never been able to achieve the kind of detail shown in the link I gave in the last post; hers are fabulous). *sigh*

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Dr.Paj
Dr.Paj

Reply 13 years ago

Did you do the pyrography/wood burning while you were working just like when you post on instructables? : )

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

No, I did that at home, as I had time. The detail was tedious at times. That was back a few years ago. My eyesight has grown a little dimmer since then. *sigh* If I created smoke here in the computer room, the Halon system would go off and I would be in deep doo-doo :-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

Mutters darkly, jealous of the skill

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Anyone can be an artist, but as with anything else, if one wants to be "really" good it something, they need to have a passion for it. Just teaching someone "how to see" (because we don't always really see things properly) is enough to get good sketches from someone.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

13 years ago

Does a duct tape messenger bag count as art??

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

I made one of those!

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 13 years ago

So two people in WA have made duct tape back packs. I am not alone!!! BTW, I just found that another website featured my duct tape wallet, I just about cried. (I had to tell someone).

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, we're just that awesome :D Is it good that another website featured your duct tape wallet?

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 13 years ago

Yes. For me. It's a pride thing.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

Reply 13 years ago

Well then that's good!

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

Anything is art if you want it to be.

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ledzep567
ledzep567

13 years ago

hmm, it almost looks like watercolors in that picture. but great job! did you paint that from a picture of them in that pose? if not then that is freaking amazing.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

Sorry it took a month, your comment kinda got lost in a flood of e-mails. I used a picture as a reference. I am not very good at just painting from my head. I have to be looking at something, or else it looks terrible.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

I like the hair the most. I didn't know how I was going to make it look more realistic, so it was a whole new experience/challenge for me. It's also the first time I have painted skin tones.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

I still need to do the mountains though. The wedding took place on top of a mountain and the bride was flown in by helicopter.

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FrenchCrawler
FrenchCrawler

13 years ago

Nicely done. I'm sure they'll love it and probably frame it (unless you do so first) and hang it proudly in their home. Wish I had artistic abilities like this.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

Pottery I am working on.

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FrenchCrawler
FrenchCrawler

Reply 13 years ago

Good job. Looks just like a rabbit... j/k Seriously though it looks great. Do you sell pieces like these or just do it for the pleasure of being able to make them (or both :) )? Even though many people just want tech stuff now, there's still a few out there who appreciate handcrafted artwork (as Goodhart shows below). Though as many have said before and will say again... LED eyes would be neat :P

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

Both. I want to sell them, but then I would have to get a business and pay taxes. I will wait a couple of years before I get into that. BTW new pics.

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ledzep567
ledzep567

Reply 13 years ago

or you could do it "under the table" thats what i do, by the way, looks great! red clay is a pain to clean up though lol

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Shifrin
Shifrin

13 years ago

Wow, You have some pretty great skills! keep it going!