Sunday, June 26, 2011

Eddie wood burned in a 3D block See for more details

This is just a start for an idea I have for economical gifts for people. I think people would like them for the kids to have a familiar face to play with. It might help cement a 3D object in their minds. It would also be a cool conversation piece for your office. Let me know what you think.

Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Please visit My new Custom Pet Portrait wood burning venture.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Missey Lives on in Our Hearts and On a Wood Burned Image

Missey my Mother-in-Law's horse who passed away 6/8/2011

This is the piece I completed for her just two day prior to her demise.
The final place for the first wood burned image.
I wanted to make another work for my Mother-in-Law depicting her beloved Missey that was not associated with the loss of her a few weeks ago. As my wife and I were visiting her on Sunday I saw this picture and took a picture of it with my iPhone. After running it through the standard process I have developed for all work this is the results. I hope this wood burned image of Missey will just bring her more joy than sadness. I am so blessed to have such a great Mom-in-Law! I pray her sadness lifts and joy working with another horse at the same stable will help to fill that Now has an online store for your shopping pleasure and ease.

Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Please visit My new Custom Pet Portrait wood burning venture.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pyropooch Can Customize a Woodburning of Your Cat Too.

Pre-whiskers!/PyroPooch Follow me please.
Posted by Richard Pryor, Jr. at 4:02 PM 0 comments
Email This
Share to Twitter
Share to Facebook
Share to Google Buzz

Labels: any pet wood burning, Feline custom, Pyropooch, Wood Burning

Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Please visit My new Custom Pet Portrait wood burning venture.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day RLP, Sr Thanks for giving me the Courage to Find the Hidden Talents You Left Me

It was not my intent to write to my Dad this morning, but when the bug bites you, you take the time. I guess this was one of the traits I got from him. The creative streak is really shining through these days.

My Dad who passed away in November 1994 was a very unique man. Since second grade I grew up in Lorain, Ohio a blue collar working class community. The other fathers there were different. They mostly smoked cigarettes, my dad smoked a pipe. They relaxed by pitching horse shoes or restoring a car in their garage. My dad was most comfortable sitting with the crossword puzzle and a cup of Hills Brothers coffee. He was different in a good way.

It takes time and patients to fully grasp the power of the mind. I was not in the loop until I was laid off from my blue collar job driving a semi full of mail. With other options not easily attainable I was forced to look deep into my mind and take stock. Who am I? This is what I kept asking myself.

After a lot of soul searching and "Rediscovering You" thanks Journey I began to parse the two postures out (the coffee drinker was in both camps yaa). On the one hand was this Lorain hardened blue collar trucker, plumber, can fix anything guy. What remained was a college student in the making who had undiscovered talents for writing, researching, web site development and making elaborate wood burning artwork. I also found a computer nerd in the pupa stages along with a love for taking care of others and listening to their problems.

At first I was a bit like Hightower in Police Academy trying to fit in the back seat of that "borrowed" Honda Civic. There were fits and starts and some learching forward not being familiar with the clutch / throttle balance. After I stayed with it I was able to do things I never thought were possible before. The wood burning is just the latest of my true inheritance from my Dad. He never pulled me aside and said at the age of 37 you will lose a good job, be forced to re-evaluate your entire value system, go back to school, and begin using hidden talents that I passed on to you. And lets face it even if he would have,

I would not have believed him. Well on this Father Day, 2011 I want to thank him for not spoiling the surprise for me. I feel close to him each time I write my thoughts or try another creative effort.

I love you Dad

Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Please visit My new Custom Pet Portrait wood burning venture.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wood Burning of Bryant and Stratton College My School for an Internship Project

A lot of my project will involve setting up a new site at to try and sell some of these wood burning pieces. I wanted to make one to leave at the school as a legacy. I think it is coming right along. Please stay tuned for the final version.

In process

Getting there

Just a few details left

I just wanted to share this picture of Eddie from dinner last night. Lol
Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Visit My other venture.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Some of My Latest Work Work will be Posted on also

Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Visit My other venture.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wood burning for Brett of his black lab

After trace with knife

Close up I got this cool silver leafing paint

Final Picture of this piece

Paper after the trace

Comparison shot
Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Visit My other venture.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nicko Schmidt

Nicko Schmidt he is the dog of the people I wrote about in a piece titled "The House Built by Schmidt" 
Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Visit My other venture.

Wood Burning Missey a Morgan Horse

I wanted to share some of the details of how I produced this piece for my Mother-in-Law. I cannot tell you how relaxing and rewarding this is. I might have to start up a side business since I am getting so many requests. As a tech person to go back to a hobby that has been around for centuries the hand tools and wood in my hands feels so natural.

Missey out on a fall afternoon

I penciled in the solid black areas

After I traced the picture with a box cutter

I wanted to show the paper after I traced it 

After i finished the shading with pencil

Most of the way finished

I used the round burner tip for the grooves I carved

Here she is 
Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Visit My other venture.

Monday, June 6, 2011

More Wood Burning of Our Dog Georgie

George in his final resting place
Words cannot explain how or why I suddenly find myself with the God given talent to make these carvings and wood burnings. I have been receiving many requests for this service. Email me if you have any suggestions or might have a comment. 

This was Lisa's favorite picture of him.

The end result my wife Lisa Colored this since it was for her.

The original Photo
Please follow me on Twitter @RichardLPryorJr!/RichardLPryorJr Visit My other venture.