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« on: February 07, 2009 07:36:54 AM »

I couldn't find a better category to put this in, so I guess it goes here in miscellaneous projects. This tree is woodburnt. I colored it in with oil pencils, and then erased it so it would be more of a hue instead of bright colors (not that you can really tell, but I can). I wasn't going to add the color when I started, but I am really glad I did. I think it really adds something to the piece.
Notice it says 2009 at the bottom. My husband said it should say 2007-2009. Yes, I have been working on this off and on for quite some time. I would get it out and work on it up to the point where I was almost certifiably insane from the ridiculous amount detail, and then I would put it away for a few months to recuperate until I remembered it. Then I would pull it out again. This is very detailed. All of the tiny individual leaflets took forever. In fact, I think the very middle of the roots is too detailed. You have to get up really close to tell what it is. Despite that, I think it turned out great. This is my best woodburnt piece so far. I am very proud of it. It looks better in real life, and you can really see the texture of the bark. My husband said "Wow! It looks like real wood. Well it is wood, but you know what I mean, the trunk look very realistic." It may not look as good as it does in real life, But the picture is the best I could get. I hope you all like it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009 07:40:14 AM »

This is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009 07:48:46 AM »

This is the mst beautiful and amazing thing I have EVER seen!!!!!
The time it took was well worth it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009 08:00:59 AM »

I LOVE it- beautiful, and the hues are so subtle   and the celtic knotwork is an extra layer of interest as well
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009 08:11:54 AM »

That is a gorgeous piece of artwork. I can't even imagine the time it took to create!

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009 08:16:54 AM »

I am blown away - having done a bit of woodburning myself.  Just gorgeous.  Did you use a pattern or just made it up yourself?  What are the dimensions of the piece?   Gorgeous.
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009 08:20:19 AM »

absolutely amazing. The light hue from the oil pencils really brings it to life.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009 08:27:18 AM »

I am blown away - having done a bit of woodburning myself.  Just gorgeous.  Did you use a pattern or just made it up yourself?  What are the dimensions of the piece?   Gorgeous.

Thanks. It's 8 1/2" x 11", about the size of a piece of paper. I didn't sand the wood very well, because when I origionally started the piece, I didn't think it would turn into such a deatailed project. I thought I would just kinda doodle it out, but then it grew into this monster that took forever. I just couldn't stop myself.
I should have said before that I didn't make this up myself. I knew what I wanted to burn, and looked online for a similar picture. I changed it a little, but not too much. I don't remember where I found the picture. That was almost two years ago.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009 08:29:30 AM »

Holy crap. That's impressive. VERY amazingly beautiful work!

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009 09:00:36 AM »

Oh my that is stunning!!!  I have recently started to play around with wood burning, so I can only begin to imagine what it took to create that.  Fantastic job.

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