If you follow my instagram, (if not, you're missing out!) you may have seen my first attempt at etching into wood.
||I chose a rep of Bambi - keeping a woodland and nature feel theme ||
Using only a basic kit I picked up in hobbycraft - a Kirstie Alsopp craft kit no less, I am amazed at the results and effect Pyrography creates. Once I found my feet, after getting to grips with using the different pen nibs and developing a way of shading, I found using wood and 'fire' an interesting alternative to drawing on pen and paper.
|| Etching out the initial outline ||
|| Adding in the shading ||
The set I bought provided a variety of nibs to choose from; including those to draw with and decorative tools. For the shading, I used a decorative nib which etched in multiple lines I could build up for depth.