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Old 01-18-2010, 04:49 PM
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Smile Bear carving help!!

I am unsure how i am supposed to go about carving the eyes and nose of the bear i am carving and do you have any suggestions on making hair on my bear carving it would be much appreciated.


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Default Re: Bear carving help!!

rule of thumb.... eyes of a bear are as big as the nose....Gene Web has an awesome vid on youtube...where he carves a bear with a pocket knife
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hair on a bear-- would depend on if the bear is realistic or a caricature, if realistic--id burn it. if a caricature id do random cuts with a small u gouge.
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I don't have a picture of the mean bear I carved a few years ago a grizzly growling. I carved this happy walking bear just before I left the country we use it like a bench to take off or shoes. The eyes are happy wide set mean eyes are narrower. I use the grinder with a saw blade to make hair texture if you decide to go my way KEEP THE GUARD ON THE GRINDER.
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There is alot of great bear carvings on here if you search bear or grizzly I would try a v tool if it was me
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All good advice. One thing, though, Mike is we'd love to see some work in progress pictures. It's been nice chatting with you on Facebook, BTW. Keep the chips flying.
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Default Re: Bear carving help!!

Mary Duke Guldan has a lot of great info on animal eye carving in her book( check library or on line for one.) For fur?? Texture in texture is the most dramatic. I use a deeper gouge like a 7 or 8 profile and lay in fur tracts first, then use a vee tool if you want and cut in some smaller hair patterns. Doc
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