Seawolf outstanding work on all counts. You must have the patients of a saint. Keep it up.
Harry I get the images from Google, resize them on my computer, using blue transfer paper I trace them on wood, mainly birch plywood and begin the labor intensive work of lightly outlining the subject with a woodburning pen. I then fill in the rest of the image using darks and lights to enhance the work. It's just like drawing but on a larger scale. The frames are homemade and the stain on them is a mixture of waterbased varnish and acrylic paint mixed with a little water. I use this method to keep the drying time down to about 10 minutes. Some of my burnings are from photos that I take. There are hundreds of techniques in woodburning. If you want to see more, go to this website. http://www.woodburner.com/index.phpVery very nice Gary, tell us all, how were the wood burnings done, they seem too perfect and symmetrical to have been done freehand.