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American Native - Pirograbado by felixdasilva American Native - Pirograbado by felixdasilva
El pirograbado consiste en dibujar sobre madera, cuero o papel con una punta incandescente. El pirograbador es un aparato eléctrico el cual emplea electricidad para generar el calor suficiente en la punta que te permitirá hacer tus propios diseños.

Básicamente lo que hace el pirograbador es quemar la superficie dejando una marca.

Lo bueno es que este aparato te permite regular la intensidad del calor que desprende la punta, para conseguir más o menos intensidad en el quemado, lo cual a la hora de dibujar te permite hacer dibujos elaborados que tengan por ejemplo sombreados y profundidad.


I don't speak English, so a friend helped me find a description of what pirograhpy is, the technique I used to create this work:

Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning.

Pyrography means "writing with fire" and is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn or scorch designs onto natural materials such as wood or leather. Burning can be done by means of a modern solid-point tool (similar to a soldering iron) or hot wire tool, or a more basic method using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens.

This allows a great range of natural tones and shades to be achieved - beautiful subtle effects can create a picture in sepia tones, or strong dark strokes can make a bold, dramatic design. Varying the type of tip used, the temperature, or the way the iron is applied to the material all create different effects. Solid-point machines offer a variety of tip shapes, and can also be used for "branding" the wood or leather. Wire-point machines allow the artist to shape the wire into a variety of configurations, to achieve broad marks or fine lines. This work is time-consuming, done entirely by hand, with each line of a complex design drawn individually. After the design is burned in, wooden objects are often coloured, sometimes boldly or more delicately tinted.

Pyrography is popular among gourd crafters and artists, where designs are burned onto the exterior of a dried hard-shell gourd, usually with dramatic results.

Esta es mi entrada para el concurso "NATIVOS AMERICANOS " en :iconcontest-cornucopia:
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artistauncarton Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Awesome work! Nothing to tell it's almost perfect above all the contrast!

I need advise:
Can you just look my work please? if you like take favourite or watch anf if not tell my why
toool Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great work.. i'm speachless...
Canachin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job! :wow:

The texture detail is phenomenal. Especially how you did his skin. :+fav:
Mereth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No sabía de la existencia del pirograbado. Ahora se una cosa más ^^
MichaelCrane Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Very well done. Captures his great spirit:)
matrixframe Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
tenchioni Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!grandioso dibujo!!=D
Arunei-chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow esta genial! :D felicidades! es simplemente sorprendente O.O
LexLight92 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
¡Muy bien hecho! :D
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