Wood Burning the American Hero




This simple dash stroke is made by lightly touching the edge of the universal tip onto the board then lifting off the wood.  The first square, left, shows more raw wood than burned lines, creating a pale tonal value texture.




Crosshatching is created by layering fine lines in different directions, one direction over another.  As more direction layers are added the less raw wood shows, creating medium and dark values.


Textures can easily be made using any repeat patterns.  This set of samples uses on the left a repeat of the letters A, B, and C and the middle square uses the numbers 5, 6, and 8.  The fish scale pattern, right, is a simple off-set of half circles.


Random doodle strokes are quick and easy for filling large areas of work and as they can be packed tighter in some areas or allow more open space in others they are excellent for graduated toning.

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