At the extreme edge…

Posted in Drawing, Illustration, Illustration Friday at 1:34 pm

Wood Spirit…of a little woods next to the park. I caught a Wood Spirit watching me go by. He lives in an old gnarled tree trunk and I don’t think he knows I saw him.

I’ve recently become intrigued by the tradition of Wood Spirit carving like the ones done in walking sticks or Cottonwood bark and have always wanted to try it. I have done a few practice pieces to get my carving techniques down but nothing grand. This is a rough sketch I did last night that might translate to an actual wood carving some day.

The carving below is one of my practice sticks studies.

woodcarving practice


  1. KA said,

    10.16.07 at 2:02 pm

    This is so lovely- full stop.

  2. zari said,

    10.16.07 at 2:36 pm


  3. ksklein said,

    10.16.07 at 3:00 pm

    great. love the tree.

  4. Laurel Neustadter said,

    10.16.07 at 3:35 pm

    Very nice drawing. It lifts the imagination.

  5. angel said,

    10.16.07 at 11:18 pm

    I LOVE this. I have a similar drawing.

  6. cathie said,

    10.17.07 at 5:53 am

    wow wonderful. i love the images i see in wood - even my furniture. i like this a lot

  7. LDahl said,

    10.22.07 at 11:39 am

    Old man tree, don’t you love seeing who lives out there where no-one notices but you? I wonder if you have started your walking stick yet, I wonder what kind of wizard you will be.

  8. Steve Mitchell said,

    10.22.07 at 11:57 am

    I have started the walking stick but no doubt my wizarding reach will exceed my grasp. Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

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