Wood Spirit

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Project by mysticcarver posted 04-19-2010 05:36 AM 1504 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Again this project was carved in Black cottonwood bark.Finished with a wax finish and buffed.I love the aged and weathered look on this guy.He looks wise but not sure if he is much of a talker lol. Has sort of the loner type look. Hope you enjoy!!

-- J.Palmer,Texas,

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 05:44 AM

WOW I didn’t think I sat still long enough. You have captured my image remarkably !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 06:00 AM

he looks related

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 07:00 AM

Very nice

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 08:30 AM

Very good work !!

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#5 posted 04-19-2010 12:58 PM

Very nice!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 04-19-2010 01:17 PM

Looks great! Especially the way you’ve aged the forehead area and around the eyes. Excellent spirit for sure.




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#7 posted 04-19-2010 02:52 PM

I like all of your bark carvings very well done.
Thats some pretty nice chunks of bark.
Thanks for sharing

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#8 posted 04-19-2010 04:33 PM

Very cool looking carving.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 03-26-2011 04:22 PM

Can’t decide if this is Zeus or Poseidon. But there is clearly years of wisdom in those eyes and much character in the face as a whole. Especially like the curly beard. Very nice.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#10 posted 03-26-2011 04:30 PM

Outstanding carving with lots of personality. I wish I could do this type of carving… I’ve always thought it would be cool to go deep into some woods and carve something like this on a random tree, for some unsuspecting explorer to happen upon. Nice work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#11 posted 12-21-2011 08:14 PM

Really nice work! I admire the quality of the work and like your use of color too. Cliff

-- Stickman Cliff

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#12 posted 12-21-2011 08:25 PM

This is wonderful; you did a fine job on this wood spirit. Congratulations.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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