Sunday, April 13, 2008

Stumped...

Hi Everyone,

I confess, I'm stumped with what to do with this. It's supposed to be the bear cane that I'm working on. Made a few modifications. I've been trying for the last two hours to add a head and feet. Nothing looks right. The clay is a little lighter than that in the photo, but I wanted a dark brown for the bear since the bear paws are that way. I'm trying to tie my colours in so that each cane is related to another one.

My bear keeps looking like a buffalo when I've added the head and feet. I'd be OK with a buffalo, except that I want the claw cane in as the feet. Mostly because I've got very little brown left. Just enough to do the head.

This bit here is probably almost three inches wide and two inches tall. I've probably got about 3 hours in of just playing with the clay.

I'm tempted to leave it abstract and wrap it with something free form. I've been considering a variant of the brain cane for the wrapping.

Anyhow - here's the original refernce that I've been working from. I started off wrong by not making enough of the skinner blend stripes. But I'm generally happy with the central part.


Guess I'll just have to leave it and think on it for a bit.

Bleck.

Sandy

4 comments:

DrMom said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoodwinks1/1039085627/

Take a look at this profile shot. The angle of the snout is different than your sketch...
I can't wait to see your finished product!

Louise said...

I am impressed by what you had done so far Sandy.
You are on the right track.
I think you need to look at the general shape of your bear it is allmost free form.
I noticed at the beginning of your project that the inside looked like a blanket on the bear and it centered the eye.
Think about that when you go along for the rest.
Bonne chance!

Vivi said...

mmmmh, that's nice ... very good job, Sandy !!

Sandy said...

Thanks everyone for your comments - I will print out the photo of the bear and hopefully find that as inspiration. I think it's best to continue to let it sit for a little bit.