Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal Cover

Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal Cover

Adding Eye Coloration:

Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal CoverUsing the side of the shader pen, and a very light touch to the leather, fill in the iris areas of the eye to a pale-medium tonal value.

Use the edge of the shader pen to darkly strengthen the lines surrounding the eyes, the top of the mustache and beard, and the lower half of the eyebrows.

Shading the Face:

Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal CoverTurn your burning unit’s temperature setting down slightly to a medium heat. Using the side of the shader pen add the shading to the face with long, slow pulled strokes.

The shading falls along both sides and the bottom of the nose, on the inside corners – nearest the nose – of the cheeks, and along the bottom of the eye pad under the eyebrows. You can also add shading to the top of the mustache and beard.

Shading the Leaves in a Pale Tone:

 Following the photo below, shade in the background leaves with a pale-medium tonal value, using the side of the shader pen. Make the areas that are deeply tucked under the face or under another leaf fairly solid in tonal fill. Allow some unburned areas in each leaf as it reaches the outer edges of the pattern.

You can use either a scrubbie stroke or cross-hatching stroke for this step.

Second Leaf Shading Layer:

 Turn your temperature setting up slightly and repeat step 10 to give further color depth to the leaves.

Using your shader on the crisp edge, burn in the leaf vein lines. Outline with the shader pen along the leaf edges where necessary to visually separate one leaf from another. Do not completely re-outline the entire leaf. Only work those areas that need strengthening.

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