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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.



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?



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.



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



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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