The large polar bear is the one that is being used as the example, but the baby was made in the same way. Because they have wire frames they are pose-able which adds a fun dimension to them as sculptures. Please keep in mind that the steps I show are not concrete and are only the way I happened to get from the beginning to the end. There are many ways that one could have gotten to the same place. Well, lets begin....
First I gathered the things I will be using: paper, pencil, eraser, ruler, wire, and wire cutters. The wire I used is 20 gauge galvanized steel wire that I got at the hardware store. Lots of people use jewelry wire or pipe cleaners, but I think that this steel wire is stronger and a whole lot cheaper.
Next, I found some source material to make sketches. I used a mammal guide book and a natural geographic kids magazine to draw some generalized polar bears.
|This is the sketch I came up with.|
|This is the sketch with my wire frame pieces.|