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.
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?
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