Monday, April 26, 2010

The finished bear


Well, almost finished anyway, I'm thinking about making a dress as well (which some members of my family find very strange - "why would you put a dress on a bear?!")
If you missed my last beary post, this is a design by Joan Blyton and is 12 inches tall. 


This was a steep learning curve for me - the jointing and positioning of limbs as well as the facial features was really challenging, and I found the instructions sadly lacking in detail. I ended up needle sculpting the face quite a bit as I didn't like the way it looked.

I'm not really happy with this bear, I think it's a "cute" bear but lacks character. I'm sufficiently pleased though to have another go in the near future, I've already started drawing up some designs to hopefully achieve the look that I like.

I must also say a big thank you to Sandi for her help and encouragement!

7 comments:

Quilary said...

Your bear is very cute! She has a 'take-me-home-I'm-forlorn'look that is very endearing.

The Handmaden said...

Oh, thanks for such kind words!

Nic Wood said...

I think your bear is adorable - her face is very cute and loveable.

Nic xxx

Michelle said...

You have done a great job with the face, very sweet. I hear you on limb positioning - I am making my first button jointed doll and am finding it diffcult too.

Bearly Sane said...

I think he's turned out to be quite a handsome looking chap. At least he actually looks like a bear, not like some first bears I've seen over the years...yes there have been some that even a mother wouldn't love! LOL!

Thanks for the kind words and the link hon.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

zofia said...

Kel, she IS very cute!
I think you've done a wonderful job and obviously have the bug ;)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love her face, you just want to pick her up and give her a hug,

Gill in Canada