Steve's Pyrography or woodburning from your photos Ridge Gypsy Cob Stallion in Queensland Australia on Poplar birthday gift or wedding name plaque or for any occasion

Ridge - A Gypsy Cob Stallion from Windenvale Gyspy Cobs at Koumala QLD

Ridge: Gypsy Cob Stallion from Windenvale Gypsy Cobs: This is a gift to friends who have helped us immensely and also with our horses.

Source of Photo: Windenvale Gypsy Cobs

Poplar is a soft timber ideally suited to pyrography (or woodburning) with varying grain, however, it allows relief burning & carving to give texture in the mane, the fine hairs on the forehead and the condition of the timber posts. Horses are a favourite subject due to their structure, mane, eyes, facial features, expression and nobility

A flat shading piece was used for the shaded areas, and a knife edge for the mane and hair detal on the face. 

The fine hairs around the nose were created by using a scalpel blade, as they are too fine to 'burn around', plus there is more freedom to scratch the wild nature of hairs in the burnt areas.

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