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Red Gum
17th May 2013, 03:22 PM
268271 Another pyography project

John

vk4
19th May 2013, 09:03 PM
love it , very good work, keep it up.
wish I was this good

artme
8th June 2013, 09:36 AM
Excellent work!!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Are you good with pencil sketchingg too??

Red Gum
9th June 2013, 09:55 AM
I started pencil drawing with U3A. It was a great lead into pyograpghy. The lady who teaches at U3A suggested to me that I start pyro and that kindled something that had been smouldering for a long time. Even though I trace the basics I could never have done pyro without that teaching. I still have along way to go but the learning is all part of the enjoyment. It's a shame that it's not more popular.

John

Kidbee
9th June 2013, 11:17 AM
At the Timber and Woodworking Show in Brisbane this year there was a Pyrography stall with demonstrations and equipment for sale. Noticed there are specific pyrography magazines, so there must be a fair few followers of this craft out there. Most of the High Schools use these machines in class. Also it is something you can do without a designated workshop and minimal equipment.

Red Gum
10th June 2013, 10:38 AM
I'm pleased to hear your response Kidbee especially regarding schools. I think pyro has so much potential from many aspects. One of them is it is so natural and exposes people to using wood which in this electronic age I think is so great.

At the drawing class where I go there has been a lot of interest and I always have a piece of wood handy for people to try it. I was quite surprised to fined that some people were to frightened to touch the pen. It's not as though I have it so hot that smoke comes out of the wood. Fear of the unknown I think.

I also do quite a bit of scroll saw work and fined that very satisfying and with the two I can keep interest levels high.

John

Claw Hama
10th June 2013, 11:04 AM
Lovely work, is that your gate? Drawing/Sketching is great to improve so many skills, I've been thinking about going to some of the drawing rooms here in Newcastle to help improve my work too. Keep up the great work and look forward to seeing your next one.:2tsup:

Red Gum
10th June 2013, 03:27 PM
No it isn"t my gate. It is actually on the edge of a small town just west of Orange.

One of the great things I found when I started drawing was that as we were travelling we started to take more interest in what we were seeing. Instead of looking over the scenery we started looking into it and it was amazing what we started to see. I always take a camera and when I see something worth sketching and for pyography subjects I stop and get photos. As a result I have quite a bank of material to work on.

We travel through Wester NSW quite a bit.

John