The next part is to add wool so you can fine tune the shape of the sculpture to actually look like a bear. This is where we left off last time, but with the wool tucked under and around.
Here is the result of the wrapping and needle felting around the limbs. In the second picture you can see that the nose is not quite long enough, so I added wool to extend it. Overall the shape is pretty much what I was going for at this point. Next I just added more wool to smooth it out and needle felted it all as evenly as possible, which you can see on the following photo. I am not posting all of the photos here because there are a whole lot of them. If people show a desire to see them, I will make up a full tutorial to sell in my Etsy shop.
Now that I am happy with the general shape, the next step is to add wool to mimic the direction of the fur and to add the details: eyes, nose, mouth, tail, and paw pads.
Here you can see my final polar bear and cub! I am very happy with how they turned out. I have since added another cub to this pair. Once I take better photos tomorrow morning, I will be putting them up for sale in my Etsy shop. So be sure to check my shop, or my facebook page, to be able to see them better. If you make anything using this tutorial, I would love to see it! Also, please leave any questions, or criticism in the comments.
|I love that she can stand on her hind legs without falling over!|