|Project by Josh Carte||posted 06-16-2014 11:24 PM||1333 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
I carved this Native American from a piece of Cottonwood bark. I shaped and painted this piece of bark entirely by hand. This carving measures 9” tall x 4” wide x 2 1/2” thick. Cottonwood bark is very soft to carve, but soft doesn’t mean simple. There is very little room for error when carving bark because if you are too aggressive it is very easy to do some serious damage. It’s never fun to begin a carving and then accidentally slice off the entire nose haha. I paint using acrylics and acrylic washes. I prefer a matte finish on my carvings, so I finish with one coat of spray lacquer to protect the paint. I like this fella’- hope you do, as well… Have a good one!