Persian Pyrography and Other Stunning Woodwork

Mastanah Shakibi Iranian Wood Artist
It's been very interesting for me to see the way in which Mastanah's work has progressed.

Starting with some okay cartoon characters she has developed a style of her own.
She's obviously a talented artist and has applied this skill to her woodwork.

She's also a decent photographer, I only had to do the minimum of fiddling with her images. This makes a nice change!

The last intarsia below is very impressive although not her own design. The notes I've added to the image, click the thumbnail to see them, are in her own words. I was convinced she must have painted some of the bits but she assures me she hasn't. A very beautiful interpretation. What do you think?

The butterfly is her own design and all the spots in the wings are individual timber colours.

Click on any of the thumbnails to start a slide show.

All butterfly spots, are pieces of wood and I didn't painted them. Black wood,was jujube wood that I burned it on a stove flame. Orange spots: yew wood, white spots:poplar wood, and small gray spots are maple. Flowers are barberry wood and background and On the island, all colors,are natural wood color. I do not use artificial colors in my works. (Unless in the background). The reflection of the boat,is a separate piece of wood. (Juniper wood)

If you've enjoyed these photos but think your own work is better, why not send me your images and I'll add them to a gallery.

Most of these photos were taken by woodworkers. The quality, as you will see, varies from "not too bad" to "not very good".

Taking good photos of your work is not rocket science and well worth the small amount of effort required. Your basic digital camera is fine if you get the lighting correct. Learn how with this "Taking Good Product Shots" article.

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Using only your scroll saw and a sander you can make wall plaques and wall ornaments that are so good your friends won’t believe you made them yourself.

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