Sorry for the not responding sooner, I dont check my Deviantart messages to often. The cheaper woodburners are difficult to use for a couple of reasons, one they dont get as hot as the nibs or detail masters and two they stay at a constant temp. Utilize the tips as best you can wider ones for bigger areas and smaller ones for finer shading. Try to use cross hatching or pointilism techniques due to the constant temp of the pen. You can also practice holding the pen on the wood and seeing how long it takes to go to vsrious shades from dark to light. I hope this helps and if you have any other questions please feel free to email me and thank you for the compliments on my piece.