Coloring Wood Burned Projects

coloring wood carving

A thin coating of Cadmium Yellow has been mixed and applied to the coat and hat badge.  Note how the yellow in the clothing tones down the “green” look of the face.  Also note how beautiful your dark burned shadows show through the yellow, a color that often clouds when using colored pencil.

coloring wood carving

Brown-black is added to the hair, beard, mustache, and eye brows.  Raw sienna is used for the leather strap to his hat and Cadmium Red Medium is applied to the hat.  Note how the addition of red to the work tones down the “green” look to the face even more. Because the gray tones of the hair are created with watercolors there is no whitish or opaque look in the hair areas.

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