Tuesday 23 July 2013

Kodama tree spirits from Princess Mononoke

22.5'' cottonwood bark carving of three Kodama spirits from Princess Mononoke.
They are all carved within a single piece of bark, nothing is glued on:

The carving was finished with two coats of water based lacquer, spirits were then stained with few light coats of acrylic paint and one more coat of lacquer was applied:

The carving before the application of lacquer and stains:

Some close ups, the standing spirit is 4.5'' tall:

The sitting ones are about 3.5'':