I got a few slabs of oak wood recently and have been experimenting with different media on it. This one started out to be just a freehand pen sketch with some deep shaded pockets. A good friend and colleague suggested I try my hand at wood burning and that I should limit it to the petals. Needless to say I need some practice with the wood burning iron! But I definitely see the appeal. The burnt parts of the petals bring out the flower which would otherwise be camouflaged in the rest of the sketch. I am definitely going to try some more of this technique, maybe on a lesser intricate piece of art.