Bulldog burnings - Pyrography portraits

Hey peeps!

Another ‘where has the time gone’ post haha 😂

Seriously though, where does it go?!

Anywho… I found my passion again for art as I shared previously in a couple of posts, and since then I have been working on combining my love for woodwork with my artwork, and of course, with Bulldogs!

About 2 months ago, I decided to try my hand at Pyrography, burning images on to wood. I found that I really enjoyed the process and started to share my work with fellow bulldog fans. People began to contact me and asked me if I would do images of their bulldogs too, and before I knew it I was booked up for a couple of months!

So here is how the process went…

My first attempt was pretty basic…

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This gave me a feel for the process and started my interest in Pyrography. My second attempt for a friend was slightly more detailed…

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My third attempt was for a different friend and at this point I had been watching quite a few tutorials on YouTube so had some ideas on how to achieve a more realistic look…

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I was super pleased with this one, although my lettering could be better. But the actual bulldog face was just what I was trying to achieve and my friend was over the moon with it!

Then came a bigger challenge, I was asked if I could do a larger piece with 5 bulldogs on the same piece! I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so of course I said yes! Here it is…

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These are the reference images…

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Which leads me to my current piece which I am so proud of! My techniques are definitely improving with each picture I burn.

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I can’t tell you how much this has reignited my love for art. Of course I am still developing my woodturning skills too, but this has been an amazing new outlet for my creativity and the fact that other people are enjoying my work too makes it even more special!

I hope you have enjoyed following my progress so far and I will try and post my projects more regularly 🥰

Much love, Cheryl and the bullies xx

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