Wood Burning Palm Trees On Boxes

Palm tree I wood burned on a box back February of 2008.
Palm tree I wood burned on a box back February of 2008. This pyrographic image is of a palm tree sunset in Hawaii.

I rarely wood burn images on anymore because I find it to be a little too pungent for my nose. However, I do love palm trees, and directly drawing this on wood. After I draw the image on the wood, I use the pyrographic tool to burnish the image.

X Is For Coloring In The Cross Sections Of The Drawing

It takes a bit of time to work up the deep blue hue as I color in the cross sections of the tree.
It takes a bit of time to work up the deep blue hue as I color in the cross sections of the tree.

Today the letter X is for coloring in the cross sections of the drawing. I am slowly working on my Annie cat drawing since my attention has been on other projects, but it actually takes a bit of work to achieve the bright hues in my illustrations. The last few drawings people told me I was rushing through, and I should slow down and do it my way.

When I start working on a drawing I spend a bit of time getting outline on scratch paper, and then I transfer this on to the final paper. This time I am really building up the hues with the colored pencils, which is something I find I cannot do with oil paint. I know people do build up hues with color paint, but it is smelly and requires more care. I like how colored pencils are not fussy, and you can go back and fourth between various tasks while working on such a project.