Nov. "Together" Quick Build Illustration
One more update of the night!
All the bears have recieved their claws (very important for bears, you know. )
These are done by dipping the loose wool into hot wax and then quickly, and stickily, rolling the wool until it forms a nice little point.
And now, here is a bear show.
These little ones are waiting patiently for their pjs which are still drying from the tea bath and need to be cut and fitted.
I'm open to names for the little ones! Poppops name is Mr. Harold Bruninson.
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@EliaMurrayArt Oh these are so cute! And I just love the little bear lying on the tiny cushion. So clever! It's great to see your process and it all coming together. Thanks for sharing.
@ruth Thank you! I'm so glad you like them - the bear on the pillow is definitely my favorite too.
The Cubs Pjs have been started this morning.
Learning how to do things quicker and dirtier is great!
So the pjs are being cut and glued together rather than trying to stitch... which I have no idea why I always insisted on stitching the tiny clothes that no one would see on camera but here I am just now learning to glue fabric........
I also recently inherited a bunch of old wooden doll furniture- I have a lot of plans in the future to paint/update/repair the furniture but for now I'm excited for a couple of the pieces to use in this scene!
There are even some empty frames that I'll be painting tiny bear portraits for
So far - I have spent a day on this project.. working as fast as possible to get as much done as I can so I can finish in time. Wish me luck!
More updates later.
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This is going to be awesome! I can't wait to see the finished result. Keep up the good work.
@EliaMurrayArt if you put this stuff on youtube, bit of timelapse and commentary etc, you'd clean up, Its really cool!
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@EliaMurrayArt oh. My. Gawd. Those little portraits are gonna be so cute!
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@gavpartridge thank you!! I have had a few people suggest that but I have yet to figure out a good method of taking photos or videos.... I have looked into some set ups but I haven't found one that seems cheap and easy to build!!
Alrighty today I experimented a bit. I'm thinking that we shall be seeing the little bears as though we are "outside" catching a glimpse of their happy moment.
So I began making a window.
I'm not sure how well this will work but! That is what experimenting is for
Currently it is just cardboard and hot glue. I'll be detailing it to look like a tree trunk.
Then I made some paintings to hang on the bear family wall, here you'll see Granny Bear's portrait. I just realized I did a similar thing in another my illustrations where I had the main "old male figure" with his wife's portrait hanging on the wall (Mr. McGillicuddy)... let's not dive into a psychological evaluation but I'm guessing it has to do with some mother issues here
Aaannnndddd last but not least. Some bear Cubs in pajamas because
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wow, now I want to make a teddy like this too! I bet my kids would love it!
Where can I learn this technique?
@aska This is called Needle Felting. Fair warning, it can be highly addicting, rewarding, and painful.
You take a long barbed needle, some loose wool, and you stab it into shape. Fingers tend to get in the way often.
There are youtube videos you can watch!
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Thank you for the name of techninque! I might try it one day
Your work is fantastic! I can't wait to see the end results.
@demotlj aw thank you!
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This is super cool, great work! I can't wait to see the final!
Asyas_illos last edited by
Wow very cool looks like you’re feeling inspired now!
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Amazing work! Thanks for showing your process, it's really interesting- look forward to seeing the end result!
Quick little update. Haven't had much time to work on this so I'm scrambling a little. But here are a couple test shots as I decide on wall paper and floor. I'm thinking I'll go with the darker of both. Next up is building the fireplace and some other goodies!! Must move faster. rush rush!
I'm also testing out the viewing through the window which I've begun to detail.. but I may abandon it because I'm not sure I like the shot through it as much as I thought I would.....
@powsupermum thank you! Yes feeling inspired finalllllyyyyyyy 🥰🥰
@ArlMon thank you! I'm always excited to share my process - most of it is so off the cuff Haha