Media: Pyrography on basswood, watercolor, colored pencil.
Okami will probably always be my favorite video game ever.
This is my first piece of finished wood-burning art larger than a pendant. Despite a few issues, I'm extremely happy with how it turned out. Much like the scratchboards, one of the things I like about wood-burning is that it forces me to work with mistakes I make. In the case of this particular piece, I had to take some creative license with the rope and streamers around the guardian sapling due to a mistake I made in the burning process, so had to just run with it.
This is also my first piece where I added color to my woodburning. I started with a base wash of some watercolors, and then added detail and shading with colored pencil.
Originally, I was just going to draw Ammy, but I was watching "Too Cute" on Netflix while working on the original sketch and decided Chibiterasu needed some love, too (Even though his game made me BAWL MY EYES OUT).
For our second sculpture project, we had to produce a "small scale" wood project that illustrated a word of our choice which was somehow connected to Wyoming. I chose wind, and made a wooden feather for it.
The shaft is steamed and laminated strips of pine 2x4, while the veins are strips cut from a much wider and thinner piece of soft pine, glued together to make the curving shape.
The picture can't really do the actual thing justice I think. I swear with the real thing you can see all the lines and shading. I really love how this came out in the end. I love the comics so far and the Luna microseries has by far been my favorite. Second is the second of the main series. I loved how it developed Luna and what she went through as a character with the whole nightmare forces. If you have not read them, I highly suggest you do.
This image comes from Microseries #10 and the original artwork is by whose artwork is absolutely brilliant. I really wish I could be as talented as some of these people. His rendition of Luna has to be one of my favorites.
As always, MLP:FIM and its characters belong to Hasbro and our beloved pony overlord fyre-flye MLP:FIM Comics belong to
A fun little piece for and one to get me back into the swing after the break, this Fennekin was a three wood piece; something I haven't done in a long while. He's mostly yellowheart with a maple lower face and padauk ear and tail tufting. I had fun on him, especially puzzle-cutting the pieces of the face like that. It's something that, judging from the amount of filler I ended up using, I need to do more, but still lots of fun. I took a few liberties with the design and deliberately downplayed the face and inner ear tufts (which are huge) to make sure he could balance on his own with the lifted foreleg. Guys, I had a blast on Fennekin, and I'm really tempted to produce some simple one-wood minis in yellowheart, because I do love me some fennec foxes. And now I'm off to my next adventure, which, at the moment appears to be a Toothless the dragon in ebony; the design of whom I am having a horrible time with. I must have tried and scrapped a dozen as unworkable at this point. If you want, there's a WIP gallery and an expanded gallery with closeups offsite, along with WIPs for current projects, etc.