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PostSubject: Brown Bear   Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:47 am

Hi!

A while back, I started to sculpt a brown bear. It's taken a while to get it finished, but I thought I'd see what y'all thought.

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In person, the colors on the claws and paws look a little bit more distinct from the fur. But in the photo it's hard to tell they're different colors. I figure I'll repaint them to make them more distinct. I also want to repaint the eyes, but when I tried to paint them black, they just sort of blended in with the brown fur on the bear. Any advice on how to make them show up better?

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You can probably see that the proportions are a little off and the bear is sort of asymmetrical. I'll try not to make this kind of mistake in the future.

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Here's a shot of the sculpt (before casting and painting) alongside a Britains tiger to show its scale.

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Any advice you have on painting would be very much appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:31 am

A very good brown bear!

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:39 am

Oh, wow!!! I LOVE this bear!
Considering your hesitate, I would only make paws a bit darker. I would leave the eyes black and make them shiny by, for example, nail polish :)
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:05 am

Very nice sculpt Sad(o)): I can't see what is so asymmetrical and is it really a problem ? We are all asymmetrical Wink

The proportions are not so bad, not worse than a SCHLEICH...

I like it very much.

About the eyes, what I would try to do is to to paint a small lighter brown line around the eyes and paint the eyes with a glossy black.

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:33 am

I love your bear ! He is both beautyful and charming  cheers
Christophe is right , it is fine, that he is a little asymetrical, actually it is a plus, IMHO .

The eyes are also nice, makes him look a little sleepy, like he just sat down to think about the nice salmons he just ate  Very Happy

You did a fantastic job ! All that detail on such a small model !   Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:20 pm

He's beautiful! I love it cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:52 pm

Great job! Judging by his face, he looks like a kind old grandpa bear. Laughing that is meant as a compliment.
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:33 pm

Oh, what a wonderful brown bear! He looks to have a lot of character I love you He almost looks like a Buddha, just as a bear. He seems to express the same kind of peace and wisdom.
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:31 am

I like it too! It's cute!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:56 pm

Lovely bear Very Happy Congratulations! It's so cute cat

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:19 pm

He looks a lot like the wooden carvings they have around here of actual sized animals. A few towns away there is a store that sells life sized moose and bear statues that are fairly similar to yours. You did a great job on the details like the nose, eyes, fur etc. I would only suggest a glossy black for the eyes, and maybe put a darker brown on the claws as others have suggested. Once again, wonderful job!
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:02 pm

It´s beautiful! Looks so gentle!

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 pm

Many thanks to all of you for your kind responses and advice!

As for the symmetry, I thought one forepaw looked a bit longer than the other, but on second glance it's not as noticeable as I had worried.

I'll work on the eyes and paws this weekend and post pictures for you as soon as I can.

Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:30 am

WOW.. hes amazing affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:43 pm

Fantastic! A very good brown bear! Sad(o)):
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:21 pm

I love the bear - it looks awesome and i would like if you can show us the final repaint of that great bear of yours :)
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:02 pm

@tqcenter2002 wrote:
I love the bear - it looks awesome and i would like if you can show us the final repaint of that great bear of yours :)

Welcome here  sunny sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:42 pm

tqcenter wrote:
I love the bear - it looks awesome and i would like if you can show us the final repaint of that great bear of yours :)

Hi tqcenter; welcome to the forums! And thanks - I'm glad you like the bear!

I'm sorry I didn't post pictures of the repaint a long time ago, but in the end, I felt like the differences were slight, so I didn't bother. I'll take some new pictures, though, and add them. I can't today because it's cloudy, and I've needed natural light to for my camera. I'll take some as soon as I can, though. Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:06 am

Thanks widukind and bjarki :) glad to be here.
I'll be waiting for your pictures - Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:52 pm

Hi there, tqcenter,

Sorry to take so long getting back to you.  Christmas came along with lots of family and activities, followed by a bit of illness.  I've also had some trouble photographing - it's hard to get lighting right.  But I've finally taken some pictures of the wee bear.

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As recommended, I added glossy-black paint to the eyes.  I went ahead and added it to the nose, too.  The paw-pads were redone with a dark grey, and the claws with a light grey.

Sorry about getting the fingers in the pictures - For whatever reason, my camera seemed to get more of the bear's detail when I held it up just so.
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:14 pm

Woow!!!
That worth the waiting - it looks great! the paws on the legs the claws - the coloring. it is beautiful.

Hope you feel netter and I am so glad you have posted the pictures - I know how hard is to take a good picture and the lighting is something that I always need help with.

good Job!
On the pictures as well.
Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:44 pm

very nice  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:52 pm

Wow! That's something amazing! It's gorgeous!  cheers Like "I'm sitting here, what are you looking at?"
I like the pose and details! very very good job!  Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Brown Bear   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:21 pm

Many thanks, tq, ulinuk, and jonesee! Glad you like him. I've started working on re-sculpting him into a standing pose, too. I'll try to have him picture-ready in a week or so. Thanks again!
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