Close up and size comparison of polar bear from East of the Sun West of the Moon illustrative sculpt.
I sculpted the bear from polymer clay and furred him by hand. Fur is applied bit by bit, not as a pelt, and was from recycled material.
Hi PixiWillow - I'm captivated by how you created this guy. Where did you learn to fur ? That's actually something I've been thinking about a lot lately as something to incorporate into my sculptures. Any information and advice you can give would be greatly helpful and massively appreciated.
When I started there really wasn't any information out there...at least that I could find. I wanted my figures to be more realistic, so I decided to try to extend the technique I used to apply hair to a figure on to the body as well. It just takes a lot of patience. Sometimes I'll redo areas multiple times, until I'm satisfied with the results, or just plain sick of trying. I feel like it can always be better, and I keep trying to make it that with each new piece. I dream of working with silicone, so I can use the punch tool furring technique...one hair at a time...rooted into the piece...ah, sweet perfection.