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SCULPTURE Polar Bear close up by pixiwillow SCULPTURE Polar Bear close up by pixiwillow
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.
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HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work! I really like the Richard Dadd type stuff too. Nice one
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LatiLove Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you do the furring? i'd like to do this, its really beautiful. looks so real!
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oFMuRi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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.
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pixiwillow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
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.
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IvyDavermeade Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
What a beautiful sculpture - it's so realistic.
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KateBloomfield Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the fur must have been a pain in the butt... Im currently doing a sculpture, and adding the fur bit by bit. But yours is seamless. You can see heaps of the glue on mine :(
any tips?
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x3AmyTheArtist Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may i use for something like a background? Ill give credit
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ruiyu Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
I love it's white fur and especially the eye!
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Ithirica Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Amazing! I love his face.
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martinorona Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!!! it's perfect
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Summersethomes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it, I'm so glad you used recycled material instead of an animal pelt, it warms my heart *Im such an animal lover*
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Emunem Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Very (n)ice bear ;)
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fuzzyfeet123 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Wow, before I full-viewed it, I thought it was a photo!
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magnifEyes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Great piece !!
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incohre Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
amazing work!! congrats

gran trabajo! muy bien logrado felicitaciones!!
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chibidonut Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Amazing! How long did this take to do?
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Drelias Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous... Every one of your sculptures looks like a photo or a photomanip. You have such talent!
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Sweetlinaa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Wow.. How do you put the fur on? o.O Do you cut it really short near the nose of the bear? I just have to know :'D It's amazing and I'm glad you're sharing the picture!
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW!
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
You'd better be earning dumptruck loads of money for all of these majesties :D
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DoonkeyKoongPunch Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
you are AMAZING
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steveyoungsculptor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
I dnt know how you do it but you do it soooo well
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JakeGreen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
All of your work is just absolutely amazing, and as an adoring aspiring artist, I wanted to ask you how you apply the hair to the polymer clay while still being able to bake it. Is it just glued on afterward, or does it resist the 275 degrees?
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Eddie-Ka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Artist
im gonna guess it goes on after...cause it would melt in the oven
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Hamstertastic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Wow.
I want this.
Great job.
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PuRpLexluckyloserx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
now this is just bloody fantastic!!!!
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DepressedHeartling Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
holy crapp.......
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Zahanbil Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I went to do a search on a different window and forgot that I had clicked this and just assumed that I had opened a picture of a polar bear. Amazing!
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pixi...your small animla pieces are staggering. I hope you sell these for an arm and a leg. You deserve every penny.
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pixiwillow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Shoot...why didn't I think of that???! I could use a couple extra arms (as long as the hands are attached) *grin*
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol sometimes when I'm sculpting I wish I had a couple extra as well...as it stands I have one decent hand and only two decent fingers on the other...so just na extra arm and half a hand would work for me! You could always sculpt yourself a pair though...lol=)
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sweetbabykit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
amazing... :wow:
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tkyzgallery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing how u do the fur...
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Aramas Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Tuely impressive. The time, dedication and love you put into your works is breath taking
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful detail!!! :D
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Hardy-Herring Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
This is absolutely stunning! Such accuracy...such detail...incredible...
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