Shadow and light in pyrography

Light and Shadows in Pyrography

Shadow and light in pyrographyThe highlights, mid-tones, and shadows in a pyrography create the three dimensional impression of your wood burning.

As pyrographers we often use photographs as the bases for our wood burning projects. Home photos of family and friends, a landscape photo of an old hip roof barn, and pets playing with their favorite toy are all possibilities for realistic, finely shaded pyro burns.

Although a photograph accurately captures the scene or still life, our eye does not necessary see what the photo truly captures. Even a photo of a single tomato holds a vast amount of information on how your eye sees an object, how the light effects the tonal values of that object, and how color and shadow interact to create an image.

To share this lesson easily with you, I have created a free, 18 page, download PDF lesson.

Shadow and Light in Pyrography

*  Compare colors photos to their gray-scale images
*  Learn the basic terminology used by artist to describe light
*  Discover how to identify each area of highlights, mid-tones, and shadows
*  Explore black and white contrasts, adjacent mid-tones, and related tonal values
*  Determine how the brain interrupts an image seen by the eye
*  Compare color impact vs tonal value strength
*  Analyze how to create the widest range of tonal values
*  Enjoy two free L. S. Irish practice pyrography patterns