From the Back Cover
Capture the Beauty of Nature with Fire Whether it's the majesty of a buck, the cheekiness of a raccoon, or the peaceful stillness of a loon, the appeal of wildlife is universal. If you're a woodburning artist with a love of nature and animals, Pyrography Patterns will make it easy for you to create vibrant and attractive wildlife images. Award-winning pyrography artist Sue Walters offers 30 dynamic North American wildlife patterns and 10 original border designs to use in woodburning projects. These engaging animal subjects-including geese, eagles, bear, deer, wolves, foxes, owls, chipmunks, cougars, and more-are presented in harmonious natural settings. Large ready-to-use designs are provided in both line and tonal patterns. Amazingly detailed tones are shown directly over each line drawing, to guide you in darkening your picture with ultra-realistic, lifelike effects. The author includes tips on transferring patterns, plus advice on segmenting and manipulating the images to create your own custom designs. Inside you'll find: - 30 large ready-to-use North American wildlife designs - 10 border designs for decorating corners and edges - Lifelike patterns for geese, eagles, bear, deer, wolves, owls, and more - Techniques for transferring both line and tonal patterns - How to segment and manipulate images to create your own patterns
About the Author
Internationally renowned Australian pyrographer Sue Walters has won numerous international pyrographic art awards, including Australian Society of Miniature Art International Competition, Melbourne Working with Wood Woodworking Competition, Australian National Woodcarving Competition, Canadian Woodcarving Championships, Ontario Woodcarvers Association Championships, Ottawa Woodcarving Championships, and Hawkwind Wood Carvers Competition. Her previous pyrography books have been Fox Chapel best-sellers, with sales of Pyrography Workbook over 50,000 copies.