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Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Custom pyrography illustration on Eldritch Horror board game case
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2019, 12:36:01 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous. How do you apply the highlights? Or is it just an optical illusion with everything else being darkened? I imagine the smell of the charring wood is lovely.
Its pretty much like pencil drawing or tatooing. The highlight is the natural color of the wood and everything else gets darkened down. I ve seen some people using colored pencils or markers, by I consider it ''cheating''.
 If you are lucky and its a new poece of wood, yes the smell is very nice. My first pyrography was on the guitar of a friend. A cheep plywood Ibanez EX which we stripped down. The problem is that it had this nasty coating that had seeped into the woodgrain. The fumes were enough to feel like getting messages from the gods  lol.
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Offline grant

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Re: Custom pyrography illustration on Eldritch Horror board game case
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2019, 07:07:23 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous. How do you apply the highlights? Or is it just an optical illusion with everything else being darkened? I imagine the smell of the charring wood is lovely.

Much like youd approach a sheep - start at the back, work your way up?
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Offline Cubs

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Re: Custom pyrography illustration on Eldritch Horror board game case
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2019, 10:06:06 AM »
Much like youd approach a sheep - start at the back, work your way up?

Except with pyrography you probably rub the linseed oil in afterwards.
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Offline Cubs

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Re: Custom pyrography illustration on Eldritch Horror board game case
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2019, 10:07:59 AM »
The highlight is the natural color of the wood and everything else gets darkened down. I ve seen some people using colored pencils or markers, by I consider it ''cheating''.
 

Hot damn, even the planning you must go through to get the image right is frying my brain.