Cottonwood Bark Carving, Josh Carte, Native American

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Project by Josh Carte posted 161 days ago 994 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Native American is carved from a piece of Cottonwood bark. I carved him using rotary hand tools and painted with acrylics. This piece measures 7 1/2” tall, 4” wide, and 2 1/2” thick. This guy took several sittings to complete, but I’m now happy that I was patient :) Hope you like him.


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#1 posted 161 days ago

l can’t get over how realistic your work looks GREAT JOB

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#2 posted 161 days ago

Very nice I really like how you left the natural piece of wood on top

-- JJ, Ohio

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#3 posted 161 days ago

Another great realistic carving I like it,.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 161 days ago

Thanks guys! I especially like this one myself :)


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#5 posted 161 days ago

Very Nice Project & Nicely Done. Thanks for Sharing.


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#6 posted 161 days ago

Fantastic, love the look.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 161 days ago

super carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 160 days ago

Unbelievable detail. I’d go so far as to say you are a gifted artist-carver. Well done Josh.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#9 posted 160 days ago

I more than like it. That is something I would definitely hang in a prime spot in my house. Looks like a person that would be so great to sit and listen to all the stories he could tell.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#10 posted 160 days ago

Incredibly awesome work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#11 posted 160 days ago

you do some vary nice work realistic looking Now Don’t take this wrong you are vary good But I have to say if it is realistic carving that you are going for I see just one thing that’s just a little off and I’m NOT trying to put you down and that is the mouth is not the same length and the center of the eye’s and if you had it judged in a art show under realistic they mite say the same thing … I like it when others tall me what I’m doing something not right and I hope you fill the same way , but like I sad you have done a Vary nice job on this I would still have to give you a blue ribbon on it …. take care Nimkee

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#12 posted 160 days ago

Trully amaizing carving. You can almoust read his emotion thru his face.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 160 days ago

Thanks again everyone! Nimkee, thank you for your honesty. I am just happy that folks are considering this a realistic- looking piece. I wasn’t necessarily going for realism when I carved this fella’, I was just trying to get the shape and detail close to what was in my head. This Native wasn’t carved from a picture, and subtle variances in mouth shape and eyes only add character in my mind. I appreciate any input, be it praise or constructive criticism. :)


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#14 posted 157 days ago

Wow that is such an amazing carving , so realistic….thank you for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#15 posted 154 days ago

He looks amazing! Like the gorgeous wood with bark. Impressive carving, paint job and mix of colors!

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