The artist drew a simple face, then applied the Washi tape, along with some shading for depth, and it turned out pretty neat.
Since my wife is such a good artist, she tried many years to get me to do some sort of artwork or craft work. So, I started to do simple wood burning. Cars, trees, dogs, cats, old barns, etc. I used patterns that were already drawn by a computer. Mind you, I couldn't even draw a straight line with a pencil, even if I used a ruler!
Then, I discovered a way to burn people's old photograph's images into wood! Here's how I did it... I took an old favorite photo that had of my great grandfather's whole body standing in front of his old house. It was black and white.
I then took carbon paper ( graph paper) and centered it onto a nice piece of an American Basswood round plank. I taped the carbon to the wood at the corners.
I made a photocopy of the photograph and taped the copy, faced outward, in the center of the carbon paper. I then traced some outlines of my grandfather onto the wooden plank through the carbon, so it would leave lines on the wood.
I did not completely trace his figure, just a few lines, here and there, so when I removed all the carbon and photocopy paper, it left strange little lines on the wood ( it looked like connect the dots type of design).
I took the original photo and used it as a guideline and burned the image by connecting the lines. I then shaded the photo to give it a realistic look. It looked exactly like the photo, only it was burned into wood!
I then started making black and white photocopies of modern, color photos and did the same thing as the old grandfather wood burning, except that after I burned in the lines on wood, I used crushed oil pencils to color in the images in the wood. I blended the colors to match the color of clothing or cars or houses and, PRESTO, I had a wood burning in color! Only the outlines and features were burned into the wood!
I started doing these wood burnings for my students and got good at it. My wife allowed me to show my work alongside her artwork at her art shows! I sold everything I created! I did John Wayne, Lincoln, Elvis, and I took orders from people who sent me old photo's of their dead pets, etc. It was fun and profitable.
I was working on a burning when I had that fire in my house that Bogie alerted me to.... I do not burn wood anymore. I have all kinds of tools for that stuff. I will give them to my granddaughter when she gets old enough. I will teach her, if I can.
I am not an artist. I can't draw a straight line, but I can wood burn and make frames for my wife's artwork!