Sunday, August 21, 2011

Needle Felted Bear Face

Afternoon everyone. What a wonderful Spring day it was here in Melbourne. My gosh it was so nice. I had a girlfriend come over and hang out and gossip with me. It is always so nice when you have one of those days.

I have something to show you. Most people who make bears use the usual mohair fur to make them including the face. I personally love the look of the needle felted faces. They bring a whole new character to a bear so I thought I would give it a shot. I must admit for my first attempt I did a pretty good job of it. Now on to making the body and sit it somewhere where I can admire it. Here is the progress in photos.

The face pretty much bare with a bit of wool felted on it but
completely flat.

Sculpted cheeks, nose and mouth.
Wasn't happy with the nose (made it look like a
monkey) so I changed it by adding more wool.

Altered nose, eyelids and copic markers used.

Nose done, ears sewn on.
What do you think....???
I seriously need to work on the nose but thought
he looked pretty good.


Creepy Glowbugg said...

Ack! Oh my! LOVE him!!!
I recently received a felting starter kit from a dear friend, but haven't started it yet. Probably wait until the winter to start. YOU on the other hand are quite marvelous at felting!! I enjoyed seeing the progression of your work.
Could you have used a colored felt to make his nose as well? Just for my own information. I think the nose looks great as it is.

Emma said...

Awww he is just adorable! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Sammi said...

oooh.. what a cutie!! he is very sweet!!!

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