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Boar of the Woods: Pyrography by pallanoph Boar of the Woods: Pyrography by pallanoph
So I'm trying to create some new art for my final year as a participating alumni at the college's annual art sale. This is an in-progress shot of one of them. I enjoy pyrography (woodburning) on its own, as well as used in mixed media, so I figured I'd upload this separately from the final, whenever I'm done with it.

This is FAR from being an original idea, but I like virtually all nature based concepts, so I wanted to see what a forest-bearing giant wild boar would look like. Or maybe those are bonsais on his back! :D Either way is fine. I would love to see more wild boar in art around these parts (though folks like ~luve make up for some of the absence). Overall the animal is very under-appreciated. I don't understand, they're majestic and intelligent enough. And they're possibly more badass than most of your favorite predators will ever be!

If that's not enough: The piglets! :iconeeeeeplz:

Disclaimer: I love Studio Ghibli's "Princess Mononoke" as much as the next person, but comments along the lines of "OHMUGERD IT REMINDS ME OF PRINCESS MONONOKE!!11!$@!" won't be responded to. Sorry!

Sorry for making commissioners wait. I promise I've been working, even if I keep hitting speed bumps. D:

Art © April Schumacher. All rights reserved.
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Cnids Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really lovely work, what's the scale on it?
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hogret Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Amazingly magical work!
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dwuff Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
*Abominable Charles Christopher >.> *should proofread her posts*
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dwuff Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd say if anything, it reminds me of Karl Kerschl's work for The Abominalbe Charles Christopher. But that's mostly because I associate boards with his comic now. Excellent work, both on this and the owl. Lovely composition and line work! Well done. :)
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Any animal + nature growing out of its body = all kinds of instant love from me! This is looking so awesome, and I love how you've been working with less popular creatures lately :D
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd do a lot more, (if and when I find the free time) since they're kind of continuing the theme that I have going with "Autumnal" and "A Time Long Past." I enjoy harmonious fusions of nature/animal, as you know. :D

And the "ugly" critters need more love. :nod: Prey animals (with the exception of ungulates like deer and horses) get very little interest on this site, which is more than a little sad to me. D: And I'm partially guilty, as there are a lot of "icky" critters that I adore but have never drawn!
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Lykouros Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
OHMUGERD IT REMINDS ME OF PRINCES - :D

I really love how you draw boars. I have to agree that they are an under appreciated animal, and fierce as heck.

What do you use to burn this into the wood?
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I'd love to draw more, especially with that unique head shape that they have. It's so... I dunno, relaxing to draw. :D

I am using a fairly standard wood burning tool, which I think I bought at a craft store. It has interchangeable tips for different line strokes. Shading can be a bit tricky: I think they could come up with a better tip/nib for it than the ones they have. They're a little scary to use if the one you're using has a kinked cord that can be easily disturbed, therefor causing it to move in unexpected ways. D:
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Lykouros Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, alright. Very neat. You are one of the few artists I watch who experiments with different medias, so I always am curious how you do things~
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omg LOL your comment! Made me laugh :giggle: :trollface:
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