Discover how to create amazingly lifelike portraits of animals and wildlife in Woodburning Realistic Animals . Award-winning artist Minisa Robinson challenges the reader to rethink the possibilities of woodburning with her techniques for creating highly realistic art. Pyrographers who love animals and portraits will find 12 step-by-step projects here for North American and African wildlife, animals, and birds. From zebras and butterflies to lions and owls, each project includes hand-drawn patterns, photo references, and step-by-step instructions. Minisa covers all the woodburning basics, from supplies and surface preparation to protecting and sealing the finished piece. She provides essential skill-building tutorials for creating realistic eyes, noses, short fur, long fur, manes, and whiskers. Tips and advice on working with photos, turning photos into patterns, and transferring photos to wood are also included.