Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day #9 on the grizzly

We're pretty much on track with where Jan wanted to be on the bear right now. Jan was hoping to start coloring on Wednesday and it looks like we should. Today we added some bear tracks to the side of the picture, just for an added touch. Then we finished up the putty that shaped the chin and bottom jaw. We also filled in all the scars where the leather was cut loose from the background. Then most of the rest of the day was spent adding hair texture to the puttied areas. We were going to add a stiffener to the hair so that we could start coloring in the morning, but Jan decided he'd rather wait to start that when we could keep at it until we were finished. So instead, we spent the rest of the day using a scalpel to slice all the hair into individual hairs instead of clumps. I'm getting really excited to see what this is going to look like when it's finished.

Here's a what he looks like tonight.


Anonymous said...

Dear ClayB,

what a wonderful project. I'm looking nearly every day at you blog to see what you are doing. Your bear looks terrific.

Give Jan my best wishes here from Germany and please ask him what had happen with his web site. I can't reach them since over 6 months. Haven't also written to Jan, but maybe my letter has ben lost in the mail.

Wish you both much success with completing the Grizzly.

Gisela B. from Germany aka techniques

ClayB said...

Hi Gisela. I'm glad you like the bear. It's a really fun project to work on. Jan mentioned that he had gotten a letter from you. His website isn't online anymore. The man that was running it got a different job and isn't doing websites anymore. Jan didn't know if he was going to find someone else to do a new one or not. If he does, I'll be sure to let you know about it.