|Project by Josh Carte||posted 06-29-2014 06:31 PM||1090 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Here is my newest Native American carving :) This guy is carved from a piece of Cottonwood bark. As you might presume, bark is very light and airy to carve. It is nice on the hands and elbow because there is very little resistance. But, one slight slip of the hand and the piece becomes firewood- in this case, fire bark… Not all bark is created equal- some is very flaky and not suitable for carving. So, if you’ve never carved bark and decide to give it a try, find a piece that is nice, thick and solid. I’ve tried carving flaky bark in the past and it has always ended up a waste of my time.
This carving is pretty big for a bark carving- it is 15 3/4” tall x 4” wide x 2” thick. As with most of my carvings, I made this fella’ using a flexible shaft tool and painted with acrylics. Happy Sunday!